Collage includes the variable juxtaposition of serious poems about childhood, parents, children, political bias, trauma of war, environment degradation, peace, suicide, love and loss, along with light-hearted fanciful pieces about gluttony, marriage, the insatiable need to possess, and the hypothetical interactions of Adam and Eve.
Jim Milstead describes himself thus: “Born in Chicago. Moved to Fresno, CA. Entered the Marine Corps, occupying northern China. Graduated from Fresno State College. Worked at the Linear Accelerator in Livermore, Ca. Entered graduate school, spending 35 years as a biological control researcher at UC Berkeley. Moved to Bellingham in 1992. Now I write.”