Brent DeLanoy received his MFA from New Mexico State University in 2006. His stories and poems have appeared in several magazines in print and online, including Sixfold, Jersey Devil Press and decomP, among others. His novella, Benediction, won the A.E. Coppard Prize in 2008. He is currently at work on a book of nonfiction about family, motorcycles and a 10,000-mile motorcycle journey he took in 2012. “Airhead” is excerpted from that manuscript. Brent teaches creative writing at Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York.