Andrew Hemmert is the author of Blessing the Exoskeleton (Pitt Poetry Series) and Sawgrass Sky (Texas Review Press). His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in various magazines including The Cincinnati Review, The Kenyon Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Prairie Schooner, and The Southern Review. 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 poetry editor for Driftwood Press. He earned his MFA in Creative Writing from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.