West Virginia native Ed Davis retired from teaching writing full-time at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio in 2011. He has also taught both fiction and poetry at the Antioch Writers’ Workshop and is the author of the novels I Was So Much Older Then (Disc-Us Books, 2001); The Measure of Everything (Plain View Press, 2005); and The Psalms of Israel Jones (West Virginia University Press 2014), which won the Hackney Award for an unpublished novel in 2010. His stories and poems have appeared in journals and anthologies such as: Leaping Clear, Metafore, Hawaii Pacific Review, Stoneboat, Still: The Journal, Wild, Sweet Notes: Fifty Years of West Virginia Poetry, and Mountains Piled Upon Mountains: Appalachian Nature Writing in the Anthropocene. Four poetry chapbooks have been released as well as a full-length collection, Time of the Light (Main Street Rag Press, 2013). He lives with his wife in the village of Yellow Springs, Ohio, where he bikes, hikes and meditates religiously.