Gabriel Welsch writes fiction and poetry, and is the author of four collections of poems, the most recent of which is The Four Horsepersons of a Disappointing Apocalypse (Steel Toe Books, 2013). His fiction has appeared widely, in journals including Georgia Review, New Letters, Mid-American Review, Ascent, Cream City Review, Quarter After Eight, Chautauqua, Tupelo Quarterly, The Collagist, and Pembroke Magazine. His story, “Groundscratchers,” originally published in The Southern Review, was a “Distinguished Story” in The Best American Short Stories 2012. Recent work appears in Ploughshares, Trampset, decmomP, Heavy Feather Review, and Gravel. He lives in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, with his family, works as vice president of marketing and communications at Duquesne University, and is an occasional teacher at the Chautauqua Writer’s Center.