Jim Peterson is the author of five collections of poetry, three chapbooks, and a novel. His collection The Owning Stone won Red Hen Press’s Benjamin Saltman Award for 1999. His most recent collection, Original Face, was released by Gunpowder Press in October of 2015. His poems have appeared widely in journals including Poetry, Georgia Review, Shenandoah, Poetry Northwest, Prairie Schooner, South Dakota Review, Cave Wall, etc. He is on the faculty of the University of Nebraska-Omaha’s Low-Res MFA Program in Creative Writing. Formerly the Coordinator of Creative Writing at Randolph College, He lives with his charismatic corgi, Mama Kilya, in Lynchburg, Virginia.