Carey Scott Wilkerson is a member of the English department at Columbus State University where he teaches composition, literature, and creative writing. His work has appeared in many publications including e-ratio, zafusy, Word/for Word, X-stream, and Amaryllis. He is a recipient of a 2009 residency fellowship from the Lillian E. Smith Center for Creative Arts and has been a visiting writer at Clayton State University. He is co-founder of Dead Academics Press, an independent publisher of avant-garde poetry and fiction. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Queens University of Charlotte. His book of poems Threading Stone is published by New Plains Press, which will also publish his new collection in Spring 2011.