Patrick Hicks is the author of seven poetry collections, most recently Adoptable and This London-—he is also the editor of A Harvest of Words, which was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. His work has appeared in some of the most vital literary journals in America, including Ploughshares,Glimmer Train,The Missouri Review, Tar River Poetry, Salon, Prairie Schooner, and many others. He has been nominated seven times for the Pushcart Prize, he was recently a finalist for the High Plains Book Award, the Dzanc Short Story Collection Competition, and the Gival Press Novel Award. His work with PBS’s “Over South Dakota” was nominated for an Emmy. A winner of the Glimmer Train Fiction Award, he is also the recipient of a number of grants, including individual artist awards from the Bush Foundation and the South Dakota Arts Council. In 2014, his first novel, The Commandant of Lubizec, was published by Steerforth/Random House to great critical and popular acclaim. In early 2015, his short story collection, The Collector of Names, will be published by Schaffner Press.