David Huddle is from Ivanhoe, Virginia, and he’s lived in Vermont for 44 years. He’s taught at the University of Vermont, Hollins University, Middlebury College, Goddard College, Johnson State College, Radford University, Austin Peay State University, The University of Idaho, The Bread Loaf School of English, The Rainier Writing Workshop, and The Sewanee School of Letters. His fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in The American Scholar, Esquire, Appalachian Heritage, The New Yorker, Harper’s, Poetry, Story, Shenandoah, Agni, Green Mountains Review, The Sow’s Ear, Plume, and The Georgia Review. In 2012 his novel Nothing Can Make Me Do This won the Library of Virginia Award for Fiction, and his collection Black Snake at the Family Reunion won the Pen New England Award for Poetry. His novel The Faulkes Chronicle appeared from Tupelo Press in Fall 2014; a new poetry collection, Dream Sender, is due out from LSU Press in 2015, and a new novel, Kira’s List, is scheduled for publication by Tupelo Press in 2016.