John Vanderslice teaches in the Writing Department at UCA.  He is a native of southern Maryland, but has lived in Arkansas since 1997 when he moved up from south Louisiana, having I earned a Ph.D. in English from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.  His fiction and poetry have been published widely in literary journals, including Seattle Review, Sou'wester, Crazyhorse, Southern Humanities Review, Laurel Review, and many others.