Thorpe Moeckel, the author of <Venison (Etruscan, 2010), teaches in the writing program at Hollins University. His work has appeared in Field, Open City, The Antioch Review, Poetry Daily, Orion, Poetry, The Southern Review, and Virginia Quarterly Review, among others. He is the author of two books of poems — Odd Botany (Silverfish Review Press, 2002) and Making a Map of the River (Iris Press, 2008). Chapbooks include Meltlines and The Guessing Land. His poetry is featured in the anthology Field Work: Modern Poems from Eastern Forests, edited by Erik Reece and published by University of Kentucky Press (2008), and in the anthology from Persea Press, From the Fishouse.