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Rob Carney is the author of two books—Weather Report (Somondoco P, 2006) and Boasts, Toasts, and Ghosts (Pinyon P, 2003), both winners of the Utah Book Award for Poetry—and two chapbooks: New Fables, Old Songs (Dream Horse P, 2003) and This Is One Sexy Planet (Frank Cat P, 2005). His writing has appeared in dozens of journals, such as The National Poetry Review and Quarterly West and in the anthology Flash Fiction Forward (W.W. Norton, 2006). You can hear his reading and interview for NPR’s “The Poet and the Poem from the Library of Congress” at http://www.loc.gov/poetry/avfiles/poet-poem-carney-maxwell.mp3. He is a Professor of English at Utah Valley University and lives in Salt Lake City.