Mike Dockins was born in 1972 and grew up in Yonkers, New York. He holds a BS from Suny Brockport (1999), an MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (2002), and a PhD from Georgia State University (2010). His poems have appeared in Crazyhorse, The Gettysburg Review, Quarterly West, Willow Springs, Salt Hill, Indiana Review, Gulf Coast, jubilat, The Offending Adam, Atlanta Review, and elsewhere, and they have been reprinted on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and in the 2007 edition of The Best American Poetry. His critically-acclaimed first book of poems, Slouching in the Path of a Comet (Sage Hill Press, 2007), after moving 850 copies, is currently anticipating a third print run. Letter to So-and-So from Wherever, his second collection, was a co-winner of the first annual Maxine Kumin Prize in Poetry. Mike moonlights as a singer-songwriter. Fame For Zoe, the latest full-length album from his acoustic-pop duo Clop, is available on iTunes. For the last 14 summers, he has taught creative writing in Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth summer program at its Dickinson College campus in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.