Thai poet and artist Uten Mahamid is the author of thirteen collections of free-verse poetry, several of them published as handmade books, including one that was shortlisted for the S.E.A Write Award. He has also penned collections of short stories and a children’s book. One key mode of his poetry is telling stories through single images. When not writing or drawing, he teaches art to children and moonlights as a book illustrator. Uten is a graduate of Chiang Mai University’s Faculty of Fine Arts and lives in his native province of Phayao in northern Thailand.