Len Lawson is the author of the chapbook Before the Night Wakes You (Finishing Line Press, forthcoming). He has been accepted to the Ph.D. in English Literature and Criticism program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Len is a 2015 Pushcart Prize & Best of the Net nominee and a 2016 Callaloo Fellow. His poetry appears or is forthcoming in Callaloo Journal, [PANK] Magazine, Public Pool, Mississippi Review, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, and elsewhere. He is co-founder of the Poets Respond to Race initiative and teaches writing at Central Carolina Technical College.