Brian Patrick Heston grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He holds a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from Georgia State University. His first book, If You Find Yourself, won the Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award and is available from Main Street Rag Publishing. He is also the author of the chapbook, Latchkey Kids, which is available from Finishing Line Press. His poetry and fiction have appeared in such publications as Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, Rosebud, North American Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Redrock Review, The Spoon River Poetry Review, Poet Lore, and River Styx. Samples of his writing can be found here.