Eric Stiefel is a poet living in Athens, Ohio. He received his MFA from Washington University in St. Louis, where he also served as the 2017-2018 Junior Fellow in Poetry. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Adroit Journal, Foglifter, the Louisville Review, The Penn Review and elsewhere. Recently, he was named winner of the 2018 Sequestrum New Writer Awards and finalist in the 2018 Penn Review Poetry Prize. He teaches at Ohio University, where he is a PhD candidate in the creative writing program.