Bio Note: W. Vandoren Wheeler was born in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He cracked his head open in various ways in the 2nd, 4th, and 6th grades; he began writing seriously in the 8th grade. He has published poems in various journals, including H_ngM_n, Forklift, and Swink. He currently lives and teaches in Portland, Oregon. His manuscript The Accidentalist won the 2012 Dorothy Brunsman Prize. Please visit vandorenwheeler.com for more details.