John Belk is an Associate Professor of English at Southern Utah University and author of the chapbook The Weathering of Igneous Rockforms in High-Altitude Riparian Environments (Cathexis Northwest, 2020). His poems have recently appeared in Jet Fuel Review, The Maine Review, The Fourth River, poems2go, Sugar House Review, Salt Hill, Poetry South, Crab Orchard Review, and Sport Literate among others. He is also a researcher whose scholarship examines the historical ways poetry has helped create social change. His articles can be found in Rhetoric Review, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Composition Forum, and edited anthologies. John holds degrees in English and History from Texas A&M University and received his M.F.A. in Poetry and Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition from Pennsylvania State University. He lives in Cedar City, Utah.