Alex Grant’s book Chains & Mirrors (NCWN/Harperprints) won the 2006 Randall Jarrell Poetry Prize and the 2007 Oscar Arnold Young Award (Best North Carolina poetry collection). His second collection, The White Book, was released in 2008 by Main Street Rag Publishing. His full-length manuscript, “Fear of Moving Water,” has been a recent finalist for several major poetry prizes, and his poems have appeared or are forthcoming in a number of journals and anthologies, including Arts & Letters, Best New Poets 2007, the Connecticut Review, Nimrod andSeattle Review. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with his wife, Tristi, his dangling participles and his Celtic fondness for excess. He can be found on the web at:www.redroom.com/author/alex-grant.