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Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Lex Runciman has lived most of his life in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Starting from Anywhere (Salmon Poetry, Ireland, 2009) is his fourth collection of poetry, following Luck (1981), The Admirations (1989) which won the Oregon Book Award, and Out of Town (2004). He holds graduate degrees from the writing programs at the University of Montana and the University of Montana. He is co-editor of two anthologies, Where We Are: The Montana Poets’ Anthology and Northwest Variety: Personal Essays by 14 Regional Writers, and his own work has appeared in several anthologies including From Here We Speak, Portland Lights, and O Poetry, O Poesia. He was adopted at birth. He and Deborah Jane Berry Runciman have been married thirty-eight years and are the parents of two grown daughters. He taught for eleven years at Oregon State University. In 1992 he joined the faculty at Linfield College, where he received the Edith Green Award in Teaching in 1997.