Adam Houle is the author of Stray (Lithic Press, 2017). His poems have appeared in journals such as Agni, Shenandoah, Guernica, Barrow Street, Post Road, Cave Wall, Poet Lore, Blackbird, Hayden's Ferry Review, and his fiction has appeared in Cimarron Review. Claudia Emerson selected his work for Best New Poets 2010. Nominated for both a Pushcart and for Best of the Net, he was also a semi-finalist for the Boston Review / "Discovery" Prize and a finalist for the Art & Letters Prize in Poetry. He earned a PhD from Texas Tech, an MA from Northern Michigan University, and a BA from UW-Green Bay. At work on his second collection, Urbi et Orbi, Adam lives in rural South Carolina with writer and editor Landon Houle.