Bernard Quetchenbach is a professor of English at Montana State University Billings, where he teaches literature, composition, and creative writing. His essay “The Man by the Fire” was selected as the 2019 winner of the O. Marvin Lewis award from Weber: The Contemporary West. His collection Accidental Gravity was named as an honorable mention in the 2017 Foreword Indies Book of the Year contest. He edited The Bunch Grass Motel: The Collected Poems of Randall Gloege, a 2018 High Plains Book Awards finalist. His essays, poems, articles, and reviews have appeared in periodicals including American Literary History, ISLE, Western American Literature, and Ascent.