Christopher DeWeese is an Associate Professor of English at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He is the author of two books of poems, The Father of the Arrow is the Thought (Octopus Books, 2015) and The Black Forest (Octopus Books, 2012). His third book, The Confessions, won the 2016 Periplum International Open Book Competition and will be published by Periplum (Plymouth University) in the United Kingdom in late 2017. His poems have appeared in Granta, Poetry London, Tin House, and elsewhere. He can be reached at: