Nick Lantz is the author of four books of poetry, most recently You, Beast. He is the recipient of fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts, The Bread Loaf Writers Conference, and the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and numerous awards, including the Brittingham Prize, the Felix Pollak Prize, the Bakeless Prize, the Larry Levis Reading Prize, and the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award. He has taught creative writing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Gettysburg College, Franklin & Marshall College, Queens University's Low-Residency MFA, and Sam Houston State University, where he is also editor of the Texas Review.