Harriet Stratton’s degrees in Housing and Design, CSU; BAE, UNC; and Masters in Art Education, RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) led her to teach Art and Art History in Cherry Creek Schools in Denver for 25 years. Retired now, she practices what she taught. Native of a Colorado ranching family she’s also lived in the Bitterroot Valley, Montana; Providence, Rhode Island as well as abroad in Quintana Roo, Mexico where she designed and built a grass-roofed house on the sand of Tulum Beach. She’s a member of the Poetry Collective at Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver where she works on a poetry manuscript. In addition to reading and writing poetry, she loves to walk in the wild listening to birds.