Tyrone Shaw is the author of Bastard Republic (Lost Nation Books, 2016). He is an associate professor of writing and literature at Johnson State College, where he directs the Communications and Community Media program. He received an MFA in creative nonfiction from Vermont College and has taught overseas in Romania, Serbia, Moldova, and Latvia, sometimes as a Fulbright Specialist. His work as appeared in Saranac Review, Green Mountains Review, and The Truth About the Fact. Shaw lives in Bakersfield, Vermont, with his wife Nancy.