James Wyshynski received his MFA from the University of Alabama. He is a former editor of the Black Warrior Review. His poems have appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Terminus, River Styx, Interim, The Chattahoochee Review, The Cortland Review, Barrow Street, Permafrost and are forthcoming in the Stoneboat, Nimrod, and others. The poems included here are from his chapbook, Visiting Hours. He also has a book-length manuscript, Romancing Akhmatova, currently seeking a publisher. He lives and works in Marietta, Georgia.