Paul Bowers lives with his wife on a ten-acre farm in Ringwood, Oklahoma. He earned a B.A. from The University of Tulsa, M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Oklahoma State University, and he currently teaches writing and literature at Northern Oklahoma College in Enid, OK. He has published a number of short stories in literary journals, including Southwestern American Literature, Mid-American Review, and Indiana Review, among others, and critical essays on James Joyce, William Carlos Williams, and the contemporary Irish poet, John Montague. Honors include Pushcart nominations for fiction and poetry, and the Herman M. Swafford Award for Fiction. His collection of short stories, Like Men, Made Various, was published by Lost Horse Press in March 2006. His most recent publications include poetry in ‘Ain’t Nobody That Can Sing Like Me’, an anthology featuring Oklahoma writers, as well as in the literary journals Sugar Mule, The Adirondack Review, Poetry Quarterly, and Red Earth Review, among others.