D. V. Andrews received his M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Saint Mary’s College of California and his B.A. in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis. He has had the good fortune to be a student under such notable poets as Michael Palmer, Carl Phillips, Brenda Hillman, Mary Jo Bang, and Christopher Sindt. His poetry represents writing from the Western tradition with notes of influence from the poetry of Saint John of the Cross, Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Therese of Lisieux, Blessed John Henry Newman, Rev. Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J., T. S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, Randall Jarrell, Rev. Thomas Merton O.C.S.O., Frank Samperi, Robert Lowell, and Frank Bidart.