is the author of seven collections of poetry, most recently Watermark, A Clearing Space in the Middle of Being, No Other Kind of World, and Small Revolution. His work has been honored with the Nicholas Roerich Prize, the Donald Justice Prize, and the X.J. Kennedy Prize from Texas Review Press. Recent and forthcoming poems appear in Appalachian Review, Literary Matters, Southern Poetry Review, Laurel Review, Braided Way, and many other journals. He lives and teaches in Tennessee.