Joshua Kryah was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a Ph.D. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he was a Schaeffer Fellow in poetry. He is the author of Glean (Nightboat Books, 2007) and We Are Starved (UP Colorado, 2011). He is the former poetry editor of The Iowa Review and Witness. He lives with his wife and two children in St. Louis and teaches English and creative writing at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

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