Joshua Butts is from Jackson, OH. He received a B.A. and an M.A. from The Ohio State University and a PhD from the University of Cincinnati, where he was a Charles Phelps Taft Dissertation Fellow. His poems have appeared in various journals including Sonora Review, Tampa Review, Harpur Palate, Forklift, Ohio, and Quarterly West. Butts is currently a Visiting Professor of English and Philosophy at the Columbus College of Art and Design. He lives in Columbus, OH with his wife Lesley Jenike and daughter Willa Mae.