Mark DeFoe

is professor emeritus of English at West Virginia Wesleyan College where he teaches in the lowresidency MFA Writing Program. His tenth chapbook, In the Tourist Cave, was published in 2012 by Finishing Line Press. His poems have been published in Poetry, Yale Review, Kenyon Review, Sewanee Review, Paris Review, Poetry Ireland Review, Denver Quarterly, and many others. He was winner of the 2005 Chautauqua Literary Journal’s national poetry competition and has been awarded two Individual Artist Grants from the West Virginia Commission for the Arts.