"Take the crooked footpath down/the stream-cut valley,/Nanven it's called./Startle a fox/which slips into ferns..." (from the poem "Outcast"). Brian Daldorph teaches creative writing, literature, and writing classes in the English department. He has also taught in Japan, Senegal, and England. His two books of poems, The Holocaust and Hiroshima: Poems, and Outcasts, were both published by Mid-America Press. He edits Coal City Review. His poems, stories, articles, and reviews have been widely published. From "Outcast": On cold nights he wraps himself in his great white beard/and seals gather round him/to keep Jack O'Bones warm.