P. Ivan Young received his M.F.A. from the University of South Carolina and is the author of A Shape in the Waves, winner of the 2008 SC Poetry Initiative’s Chapbook Contest. He is a recipient of a 2011 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award and the 2013 winner of the Norton Girault Literary Prize. His work has appeared in North American Review, Crab Orchard Review, Fourteen Hills, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The London Magazine, Cream City Review, and Zone 3, among others. He currently teaches in the University of Nebraska system and lives in Omaha, Nebraska, with his wife and two children.