Joshua Butts, who received his doctorate from the University of Cincinnati, and degrees in English from The Ohio State University, has taught at Columbus College of Art & Design since 2009. Recently he has taught Film & Literature, Writing Poetry, and Narratology. This semester Butts is teaching theory and criticism to Fine Art Juniors as part of Integrated Studio III. He serves as the Vice President of the Art School Writing Caucus that meets annually at AWP. He attended The Home School in 2018 and was a Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers Conference in 2016. His poems have appeared in or are forthcoming from journals such Pleiades, Tampa Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, and Blackbird. His first poetry collection, New to the Lost Coast, was published by Gold Wake Press in 2015.