Steven D. Schroeder’s second book of poetry, The Royal Nonesuch (Spark Wheel Press), won the Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award from Southern Illinois University. His first book was Torched Verse Ends. His poetry is available or forthcoming from New England Review, Crazyhorse, Michigan Quarterly Review, Pleiades, The Cincinnati Review, Verse, The Journal, Diagram, The Rumpus, and Verse Daily. His poetry has appeared by invitation in city parks, public transportation, and business waiting rooms. Long a resident of Colorado, he now lives in St. Louis, where he works as a Creative Content Manager for a financial marketing agency.