a poet and playwright, is also editor of Simpatico Poets Press in New Orleans. He is a frequent contributor to Yawp: A Journal of Poetry and Art, also out of New Orleans. Kerwick’s work has been presented in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, Oregon, Toronto, and smaller North American cities. His poetry collections include The Orchestra has Left the Building and Behind Lies the Sugar. His book–length poem, You Stand Alongside Desire, is slated for release by Foothills Publishing in May. He has lived in New Orleans Parish for more than 25 years.