Jay Leeming is the author of Dynamite on a China Plate, a book of poems published by the Backwaters Press. His poems have appeared in a variety of magazines including Ploughshares, The Gettysburg Review, Poetry East and Pleiades, and he has been a featured reader at Butler University, the Omega Institute, Robert Bly’s Great Mother Conference and the Woodstock Poetry Festival. He has taught poetry workshops in Santa Cruz, Minneapolis, England, Colorado, Oregon, Scotland, Rhode Island and Maine, and is the recipient of a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. His second book, Miracle Atlas, is forthcoming from Big Pencil Press. He is the editor and founder of the magazine Rowboat: Poetry in Translation, and makes his home in Ithaca, New York.