—after Wallace Stevens
—after Georg Trakl
Britton Shurley holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Indiana University and is currently an Instructor of English at West Kentucky Community & Technical College. He is co-founder of the Rivertown Reading Series and the recipient of an Emerging Artist Grant from the Kentucky Arts Council. His chapbook Johnny Depp Saved from Drowning was the winner of Permafrost’s Midnight Sun Chapbook Competition, and his poems have appeared, or are forthcoming, in such journals as Bateau, Epicenter, Passages North, Salt Hill, Whiskey Island, Painted Bride Quarterly, Plain Spoke, Crab Creek Review, and Natural Bridge. He is married to the poet Amelia Martens and has a dog named Hoosier.