Joshua Butts received his doctorate in English from the University of Cincinnati, after completing a B.A. and an M.A. at The Ohio State University. He teaches at the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, OH. He has published poems and reviews in various journals, including Quarterly West, Sonora Review, and Spinning Jenny. A chapbook of poems, To Learn to Fingerpick Guitar, was published by Pudding House in 2006. He has presented conference papers on pedagogy, creative writing, food, and film.