An avid fisherman, Adam Vines (MFA, University of Florida) specializes in modern and contemporary poetry and creative writing with secondary interests in early American and early modern English religious and political rhetoric, early modern English drama, ecological literature, and Southernism. He has published work or has work forthcoming in Poetry, Southwest Review, Gulf Coast, Barrow Street, The Cincinnati Review, New Orleans Review, 32 Poems, The Literary Review, and others. His collection of poetry is The Coal Life (U of Arkansas P). He has won awards for his teaching from the University of Florida and UAB. He is editor of Birmingham Poetry Review and faculty advisor for the UAB Fishing Team.