Lawrence Kessenich won the 2010 Strokestown International Poetry prize in Ireland and has had three poems nominated for Pushcart Prizes. His poetry has appeared in the Sewanee Review, Atlanta Review, Poetry Ireland Review, and many other magazines. He has published four books of poetry and is the co-managing editor of Ibbbetson Street. He had an essay featured on NPR’s “This I Believe” and in their anthology This I Believe: On Love. His plays have been produced in New York, Boston, and in Colorado, where he won an award in a national drama competition. His first novel, Cinnamon Girl, was published in 2016.