Jeff Hardin is the author of six collections of poetry, most recently No Other Kind of World and A Clearing Space in the Middle of Being. His work has been honored with the Nicholas Roerich Prize, the Donald Justice Prize, and the X. J. Kennedy Prize. His poems appear in The Gettysburg Review, The Southern Review, Hudson Review, North American Review, Poetry Northwest, and many others. His seventh book, Watermark, is forthcoming in spring 2022. He lives and teaches in Tennessee.