Wm. Anthony Connolly is the author of three novels The Jenny Muck, Get Back and The Obituaries, which was a Canadian bestseller. His work has appeared in The Rumpus, Intellectual Refuge and Elephant Journal to name a few. This is his debut poetry collection. He is on the faculty of the MFA in Writing at Lindenwood University, St. Charles, Missouri, and has taught academic writing in Texas and Kansas. A first-generation university student, he has earned a PhD in English and Creative Writing from the University of Missouri, and an MFA in Writing from Goddard College in Plain Field, Vermont. He and his wife Dyan and their two dogs, Hemingway Short Story and Professor Leo Tolstoy, currently reside in the Lone Star State.