Steven D. Schroeder’s second book of poetry, The Royal Nonesuch (Spark Wheel Press, 2013), won the 2014 Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award from Southern Illinois University. His first book, Torched Verse Ends, appeared from BlazeVOX [books] in 2009. His poetry is available or forthcoming from New England Review, Pleiades, Verse, The Journal, Crab Orchard Review, Barrow Street, Indiana Review, Drunken Boat, The Rumpus, Four Way Review, and Verse Daily. He serves as a board member, reading series co-director, and contributing editor for River Styx magazine. Formerly, he edited the online journal Anti- and the Poetry West organization’s print journal The Eleventh Muse. Long a resident of Colorado, he now lives in St. Louis.