Chip Dameron is the author of eight collections of poetry and a travel book. His poems and essays on contemporary writers have appeared in such periodicals as Mississippi Review, Southwestern American Literature, San Pedro River Review, Puerto del Sol, Hayden’s Ferry Review, New Orleans Review, Texas Quarterly, and many other journals and anthologies, as well as publications in Canada, Ireland, Nigeria, India, China, Thailand, and New Zealand. Dameron has co-edited one literary magazine, Thicket, and served on the editorial board of five others. A two-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize and a member of the Texas Institute of Letters, he has also been a Fellow at the Dobie Paisano Ranch. He lives and writes in Brownsville, Texas.