Derek Mong is the author of two poetry collections from Saturnalia Books—Other Romes (2011) and The Identity Thief (2018)—and a recent chapbook from Two Sylvias Press, The Ego and the Empiricist (2017). He and his wife, Anne O. Fisher, won the 2018 Cliff Becker Translation Prize for The Joyous Science: Selected Poems of Maxim Amelin, forthcoming from White Pine Press. The Byron K. Trippet Assistant Professor of English at Wabash College, his poetry, translations, and prose are new or forthcoming in Pleiades, Mantis, Always Crashing, Blackbird, South Carolina Review, and the anthology Writers Resist: Hoosier Writers Unite. He blogs at the Kenyon Review Online and reviews new poetry for the Gettysburg Review. He lives in Crawfordsville, Indiana with his family.