Joel Peckham is a poet, essayist, and literary scholar. He has published five collections of poetry, including God´s Bicycle and Why Not Take All of Me from Futurecycle, and The Heat of What Comes and nightwalking from Pecan Grove Press . His poems, essays, and scholarship have appeared in many literary journals, including American Literature, The Beloit Poetry Journal, Black Warrior Review, Brevity, Prairie Schooner, Rattle, River Teeth, The Southern Review, and The Sun. In 2012, his memoir, Resisting Elegy appeared from Academy Chicago Publishers, Chicago Review Press. His newest collection of essays, Body Memory is now available from New Rivers Press.