DARREN C. DEMAREE is from Mount Vernon, Ohio. He is a graduate of The College of Wooster and Miami University. He is the author of six poetry collections, most recently “Many Full Hands Applauding Inelegantly” (2016, 8th House Publishing). He is the recipient of seven Pushcart Prize nominations. Outside of his own poetry, Darren is the founding editor of AltOhio and Ovenbird Poetry, as well the managing editor of the Best of the Net Anthology. Currently, he is living and writing in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife and children.