A. E. Stringer is the author of a previous collection of poems, Channel Markers (Wesleyan University Press). His work has appeared in such journals as The Nation, Antaeus, The Ohio Review, Denver Quarterly, Shenandoah, Poetry Northwest, and The Cincinnati Review, as well as in the recent anthology, Backcountry: Contemporary Writing in West Virginia. He has recently edited and introduced a new edition of Louise McNeill's classic Appalachian poetry collection Paradox Hill (West Virginia University Press, 2009). He has travelled to read his work in a wide range of American locales and also in Galway, Ireland. For the past twenty years, he has taught writing and literature at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.