The author is grateful to the following publications and programs, in which earlier versions of some of these poems first appeared: Mid-American Review, Alimentum, New CollAge, Florida English, Miami Squares, 1¢: A Modern Anthology of Miami Poets, and The Heat Lightning.
Nick Vagnoni was born and raised in Key West, Florida. He currently teaches writing at Florida International University in Miami, where he earned an MFA in Creative Writing. Previously, he studied as an undergraduate at New College of Florida in Sarasota. He is a founding member of the Miami Poetry Collective, and his poems and reviews have appeared in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Florida Book Review, Solares Hill, Saw Palm, The Secret of Salt, La Fovea, and elsewhere.