Clinton Crockett Peters is an assistant professor of creative writing at Berry College. He is the author of Pandora’s Garden: Kudzu, Cockroaches, and Other Misfits of Ecology (2018) and The Divine Coming of the Light: Essays (forthcoming 2021), both from the University of Georgia Press. He has been awarded literary prizes from The Iowa Review, Shenandoah, North American Review, Crab Orchard Review, Columbia Journal, and the Society for Professional Journalists. He has been noted four times in The Best American series. He holds an MFA in nonfiction from the University of Iowa, where he was an Iowa Arts Fellow, and a PhD in English and creative writing from the University of North Texas. His work also appears in Orion, Southern Review, Utne Reader, Catapult, Electric Literature, and elsewhere. In previous lives, he was an English teacher in Kosuge Village, Japan (population: 900), an outdoor wilderness guide, and a radio DJ.