Marine Robert Warden, (1927-2013), is the author of twelve collections of poetry, most recently Beyond the Straits (Presa Press, 2011). He graduated from Indiana University in 1950 and attended Northwestern University Medical School. Warden did his residency in Radiology at the University of Colorado Denver. He authored two peer-reviewed scientific papers. His poems have been published in numerous magazines including Blue Unicorn, Ibbetson Street, Iconoclast, Pearl, Presa, and Verse Wisconsin. He also published and edited many more poems that are parts of compiled works. His poems can be philosophical, are often autobiographical, include many with themes of Southwestern Pueblos, and regularly express his love for his wife. He was a family man, fisherman, and poet.