John Walser’s poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Spillway, Water-Stone Review, Plume, North Dakota Quarterly, Posit, Nimrod and december magazine as well as in the anthology New Poetry from the Midwest 2017. His manuscript Edgewood Orchard Galleries has been a finalist for the Autumn House Press Prize and the Ballard Spahr Prize as well as a semifinalist for the Philip Levine Prize and the Crab Orchard Series First Book Award. A Pushcart nominee as well as the prior recipient of the Lorine Niedecker Poetry Award from the Council for Wisconsin Writers, John is a four-time semifinalist for the Pablo Neruda Prize. He holds a doctorate in English and Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is professor of English at Marian University-Wisconsin. He lives in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, with his fiancée, Julie.