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Occupation poet, creative writing professor, editor, cat fancier
Location Akron, Ohio, United States
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Introduction I live in glorious Akron, Ohio, where I edit the Akron Series in Poetry and teach literature and creative writing. I am the author of four full-length collections of poems, including A Sunny Place with Adequate Water (Black Lawrence Press, 2014), and Small Enterprise (Black Lawrence Press, 2015), and my collaborative poetry collection The Czar, with Jay Robinson, is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press in late summer of 2016. In my spare time, I like to photograph garbage.
Interests poetry, creative writing, teaching college English, nature and landscape, American midwest, rust belt poetics, owning as many cats as possible

When you open your eyes underwater, do you ever worry that you'll drown?

They never do. And neither do we.