Thorpe Moeckel’s recent work includes a book of non-fiction, Watershed Days: Adventures (a Little Thorny & Familiar) in the Home Range (Mercer University Press, 2015) and the poetry volume Arcadia Road: A Trilogy (Etruscan Press, 2015). He is the author of three other poetry collections: Venison (Etruscan Press, 2010); Making a Map of the River (Iris Press, 2008); and Odd Botany (Silverfish Review Press, 2002), which won the Gerald Cable Award. His chapbooks include Meltlines and The Guessing Land. He has new work appearing or forthcoming in Verse, Orion, Shenandoah, Open City, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Field. After years guiding trips on rivers and trails in the Appalachians, he earned an MFA in 2002 at University of Virginia, where he was a Jacob K. Javits and Henry Hoyns Fellow. A former Kenan Visiting Writer at UNC-Chapel Hill, Moeckel was awarded a 2010 National Endowment for the Arts Literary Fellowship in poetry. He teaches in the MFA program and is director of the Jackson Center for Creative Writing at Hollins University.