A. R. Dugan holds an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College. His poetry can be seen or is forthcoming in a number of literary magazines and reviews, most recently Salamander. Last year, his poem “The Creation of a Man” was nominated for AWP’s Intro Journal Awards Project. He taught high school English in southeastern Massachusetts for nine years. With a passion for writing, A. R. has read poetry for Redivider and Ploughshares. He currently teaches English and writing at Emerson College and Wheaton College.