Clinton Crockett Peters professes creative writing at Berry College, the world’s largest campus at 27,000 acres. He is the author of Pandora’s Garden (2018), finalist for the ASLE Book Award, and Mountain Madness (2021), both from the UGA Press. He’s published over 50 essays, included in Best American Essays 2020, Southern Review, Threepenny Review, Orion, Fourth Genre, Electric Literature, and elsewhere. He’s won prizes from Iowa Review, Shenandoah, North American Review, and others. In previous lives, he guided backpackers and kayakers, taught English in Kosuge Village, Japan (population: 900), and spun records as a radio DJ (his handle: Cheezestyx). He is afraid of sloths.