Stephen Roxborough (aka roxword and Rox.) was born in New York to a Canadian father and American mother. He was raised in the Midwest, and grew up in Vancouver, B.C. He won Canadian and British swimming titles and represented Canada on the national team. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, washed dishes with aliens in Las Vegas, and rode his ten-speed from Cape Spear to Victoria. His spoken word cd 'spiritual demons' is for sale at Amazon.com and cdbaby.com. He is a board member and Northwest Regional V.P. for the Washington Poets Association, as well as Head Poet for Madrona Center on Guemes Island. An award-winning performance poet, Rox. was nominated for a 2003 Pushcart Prize and appeared at the 2004 Skagit River Poetry Festival. He currently contemplates American culture in Anacortes, WA.