M.P Jones IV recently received a master’s in literature from Auburn University, where he read for Southern Humanities Review. He is also founder and editor-in-chief of Kudzu House Quarterly, a southern journal of literature & environment. His recent work includes poetry in The Painted Bride, Harpur Palate, Portland Review, Tampa Review, Canary Magazine, Cumberland River Review, and others; awards such as the Robert Hughes Mount, Jr. Poetry Prize and others; an article on W.S. Merwin’s recent poetry collection, The Shadow of Sirius in Merwin Studies; book reviews in Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and others, and a collection of poetry, Live at Lethe (Sweatshoppe Publications, 2013). He teaches first-year and creative writing courses at Point University in West Point, GA.