Daniel Khalastchi is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He is the author of Manoleria (2011), winner of the Tupelo Press First Book Prize, and his poems have appeared in publications such as Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, H_NGM_N, Iowa Review, jubilant, Ninth Letter, Octopus Magazine, 1913: A Journal of Forms, and Best American Experimental Writing 2014. A former fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Daniel is currently the associate director of the University of Iowa’s Frank N. Magid Center for Undergraduate Writing. He lives in Iowa City and is the co-founder and managing editor of Rescue Press.