Michael Welch is the awards director at the Chicago Review of Books. He is a 2020 Best of the Net nominee, finalist for the 2019 Breakout 8 Writers Prize, and the winner of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies' Florence Kahn Memorial Award. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, Kenyon Review Online, Iron Horse Literary Review, North American Review, and elsewhere. He received a master's degree in fiction from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Find him at www.michaelbwelch.com and @MBWwelch.