Brett Nelson grew up in the Midwest but has called New Mexico and Albuquerque home since 1978. He has
published two books of poetry: In Another Skin (2017) and Just to See What’s There (2020), and a photography
book with 170 images of the canyon country of the Colorado Plateau: Wild in the Southwest, A Photographic
Odyssey in Canyon Country. He has spent the last 27 years hiking, backpacking, and photographing in New
Mexico and on the Colorado Plateau and has exhibited his photographs at the Johnson Gallery in Madrid, New
Mexico and other venues in Albuquerque.