Lance Larsen has published five poetry collections, most recently What the Body Knows (Tampa 2018). Former poet laureate of Utah, he has received a number of awards, including a Pushcart Prize, an NEA fellowship, and the Southwest Writers Award. His nonfiction has appeared in Southern Review, Gettysburg Review, Brevity, Brief Encounters (a Norton anthology), and elsewhere. He plays a scrappy game of basketball, loves Skagen watches, and grows hostas with exotic names like Blue Angel and Fire and Ice. He often fools around with aphorisms: “A woman needs a man the way a manatee needs a glockenspiel.” Sometimes he juggles.