Noah Siela lives in Baltimore and earned an MFA from The University of Maryland, where he won the Academy of American Poets Prize (judged by Mary Jo Bang) and the Stan Plumly Thesis Award. His chapbook, Meep Meep?, was a finalist for The Slash Pine Press Chapbook Contest. His work has been published in Phantom Limb, Calaveras, Oak Bend Review, and Full of Crow among others. He's been teaching creative writing, literature, composition, and rhetoric the last few years at universities and community colleges in Baltimore, DC, and rural Iowa. He is currently poetry editor for Hidden City Quarterly, which is a poetry, prose, and arts magazine based out of Baltimore. He tweets @smileyboa.