Rob Carney grew up in the Pacific Northwest but has lived for the last twenty-one years in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is the author of five books of poems, most recently The Book of Sharks (Black Lawrence Press 2018) and 88 Maps (Lost Horse Press 2015), which was named a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. In 2014 he received the Robinson Jeffers/Tor House Foundation Award for Poetry. His work has appeared in Cave Wall, Poecology, The American Journal of Poetry, and many others, as well as the Norton anthology Flash Fiction Forward (2006). He is a Professor of English at Utah Valley University and writes a regular feature called ‘Old Roads, New Stories’ for Terrain: A Journal of the Built and Natural Environments.