Kevin McKelvey is a poet and essayist who teaches writing, editing, and publishing at the University of Indianapolis. He has held residencies at the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow, H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest, and Isle Royale National Park. Part of his book-length sequence inspired by the Charles C. Deam Wilderness Area in Indiana were published in Dream Wilderness, a chapbook. The Indiana Arts Commission awarded him a grant to write poems about Indiana’s Wabash River. He lives with his wife and two children in Indianapolis in a house built in 1890.