M.P. Jones IV recently received a master’s in literature from Auburn University, where he read for Southern Humanities Review. He is also founder and editor-in-chief of Kudzu House Quarterly , a southern journal of literature & environment. His recent work includes poetry in Harpur Palate, Portland Review, Tampa Review, Canary Magazine, Town Creek Poetry, Cumberland River Review, and others; awards such as the 2012 & 13 Robert Hughes Mount, Jr. Poetry Prizes and others; an article on W.S. Merwin’s recent poetry collection, The Shadow of Sirius in Merwin Studies; and a collection of poetry, Live at Lethe (Sweatshoppe Publications, 2013). Visit his author’s page at ecopoiesis.com.