David Southward teaches in the Honors College at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is the author of two collections: Bachelor’s Buttons (Kelsay Books 2020) and Apocrypha (Wipf & Stock 2018). His awards include the Lorine Niedecker Prize (selected by Tyehimba Jess), the Muse Prize from the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets (selected by Mark Doty), and the 2019 Frost Farm Prize for Metrical Poetry. David resides in Milwaukee with his husband, Geoff. Read more at davidsouthward.com.