Gary Fincke is a professor of English and director of the Writers' Institute at Susquehanna University. He has published sixteen books of poetry and short fiction as well as Amp'd, a memoir, about his son's rock band. He has won numerous awards, including two Pushcart Prizes and the Flannery O'Connor Prize for Short Fiction for his collection, Sorry I Worried You. Among his previous poetry collections are Writing Letters for the Blind, winner of the Ohio State University Press/The Journal Award, and Almanac for Desire. He was also the coach of his university's men's tennis team for twenty years.