Doug Ramspeck is the author of five poetry collections. His most recent book, Original Bodies, was selected for the Michael Waters Poetry Prize and is forthcoming from Southern Indiana Review Press. Two earlier books also received awards: Mechanical Fireflies (the Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize), and Black Tupelo Country (the John Ciardi Prize). Individual poems have appeared in journals including the Kenyon Review, Slate, the Southern Review, the Georgia Review, Agni, and Alaska Quarterly Review. He directs the Writing Center and teaches creative writing at The Ohio State University at Lima.