Colton B&WPoet Colton Babladelis is a native of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where he spent most of his childhood exploring the incredible forests, rivers, and lakes. His love of nature has found its way into most parts of his life, and surfaces in both his poetry and his work at the Erb Institute at the University of Michigan. Drawing inspiration from travel and diverse cultures and nature around the world, Colton strives to address the timeless dichotomies of the world: night and day, light and dark, love and hate.

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Look for his poetry collection, Grains of Sand, in 2016.