R.S. Mengert completed his MFA in poetry at Syracuse University. He has won the Joyce Carol Oates award for poetry, and was a 2011 Summer Fellow at The Collegeville Institute. His poems have appeared, or are forthcoming in Gargoyle, Maintenant, Zymbol, Poetry is Dead, ABZ, Fjords, San Pedro River Review, Four Chambers, Enizagam, and The Café Review. He teaches creative writing at Scottsdale Community College.