Sam Witt’s first book of poetry, Everlasting Quail, won the Katherine Nason Bakeless First Book Prize in 2000, sponsored by Breadloaf. Everlasting Quail was published by UPNE Press the following year, at which time Witt received a Fulbright Fellowship to live and write in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Witt has participated in poetry festivals at Druskininkai and Vilnius at the invitation of the Lithuanian government. He has been a resident at the Breadloaf Writers’ Conference and at Yaddo; his poems have been published in The Virginia Quarterly Review, Harvard Review, Georgia Review, Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review, Fence, New England Review, and other journals. His second book, Sunflower Brother, won the Cleveland State University Press Open Book competition for 2006. It is available from Cleveland State University Press. In 2008, Witt served as a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. Witt is currently teaching at Framingham State University and looking for a publisher for his new manuscripts, Occupation: Dreamland and In the Aphasia Ward.