Andrew Hemmert is a sixth-generation Floridian. He is the author of Sawgrass Sky (Texas Review Press, 2021). His poems have appeared in various magazines, including The Cincinnati Review, The Journal, Michigan Quarterly Review, Poetry Northwest, and Prairie Schooner. He won the 2018 River Styx International Poetry Contest. He previously served as an assistant editor for Fifth Wednesday Journal, and currently serves as a reader for Driftwood Press. He earned his MFA in Creative Writing from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and currently lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.