Ryan Guth holds a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of Cincinnati, and he studied with poets Christopher Buckley, Andrew Hudgins, and Don Bogen. He is the author of two full-length mixed-genre collections, Home Truths (Alsop Review Press, 2006) and Body and Soul (Lummox Press, 2015), which was a featured title at the 2015 Southern Festival of Books in Nashville, TN. A group of pieces from his current book-in-progress, Livings, was recently published in The Bronte Society Gazette. A part-time Joyce scholar as well, he has published and presented articles on Ulysses and Finnegans Wake. An Assistant Professor of English at Jackson State Community College, he lives in Jackson, TN with his wife and son.