Martin Corless-Smith is the author of English Fragments: A Brief History of the Soul; Swallows; Nota; Complete Travels; and Of Piscator. A limited edition chapbook, Roman and Moscow Poems, was published in 2011. Born and raised in Worcestershire, England, he has studied painting and poetry, with degrees from the University of Reading, Southern Methodist University, the Writers Workshop at the University of Iowa, and a Ph.D. from the University of Utah. He is currently director of the M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing at Boise State University.