Kurt Brown (1944-2013) founded the Aspen Writers' Conference, and Writers' Conferences & Centers. He is the author of six chapbooks and six full-length collections of poetry, including Time-Bound, (2013). He was an editor for the online journal MEAD: The Magazine of Literature and Libations and edited ten anthologies of poetry, including (with Harold Schechter) Killer Verse: Poems about Murder and Mayhem. His memoir, Lost Sheep: A Portrait of Aspen in the 70s, was published by Conundrum Press in 2012. He taught for many years at Sarah Lawrence College in New York.