Don Boes lives in Lexington, Kentucky. He teaches at Bluegrass Community and Technical College. His first book, The Eighth Continent, was chosen by A. R. Ammons as the recipient of the 1993 Morse Poetry Prize and published by Northeastern University Press. His chapbook, Railroad Crossing, was published in 2005 by Finishing Line Press in Georgetown, Kentucky. His book Good Luck with That was published in 2015 by FutureCycle Press.