Ephraim Scott Sommers was born in Atascadero, California and received his MFA from San Diego State University. A singer and guitar player, Ephraim has produced three full-length albums of music and toured both nationally with his band Siko and internationally as a solo artist. His poetry has appeared in The Adirondack Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, The Columbia Review, Harpur Palate, New Madrid, RATTLE, RHINO Poetry, Verse Daily and elsewhere. His work is also forthcoming in Copper Nickel. The managing editor of Flashpoint: A Journal of Literature and Music, Ephraim is currently a doctoral fellow at Western Michigan University where he teaches creative writing. Please visit www.reverbnation.com/ephraimscottsommers.