Paul Otremba is the author of two poetry collections, Pax Americana (Four Way Books 2015) and The Currency (Four Way Books 2009). He earned his MFA from the University of Maryland and a PhD in creative writing and literature from the University of Houston. Otremba is currently an Assistant Professor of English at Rice University in Houston, TX. Otremba has published widely in journals including The Kenyon Review, New England Review, Literary Imagination, and Witness. He has received scholarships and a fellowship from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, a Barthelme Memorial Fellowship, a Krakow Poetry Seminar Fellowship, and a prize from the Academy of American Poets. Additional information available at paulotremba.com.