Derold Sligh is currently a member of the English faculty at Daegu University in Daegu, South Korea. He received a BA and MA from Central Michigan University and an MFA from San Diego State University. He was the recipient of the J.L Carroll Arnett Creative Writing Award. His work has appeared in journals such as American Poetry Journal, Mythium, Chamber Four, Konundrum Engine, Saw Palm, PoetryMagazine.com, Asian Journal of General Education, Pudding House Press, Switchback Magazine, Central Review, Web del Sol, and Gemini Magazine. He has taught creative writing workshops for San Diego State University, Gear Up and King/Chavez/Parks and was also a guest poet at the Theodore Roethke Memorial where he ran a workshop for African American fathers and sons.