I'm still not sure how seanbishop found me, but I figure I won't stand on the fence. My name is Andrew and I live in Greenfield, Mass., with my wife Lynette and dog Sprout, close enough to walk to a monument known as the Poets Seat Tower, built in memory of local poet Frederick Goddard Tuckerman. I received my MFA from UMass-Amherst, where I met Lynette, who is also a poet. In the six years since I finished my MFA, I have worked as a journalist, at The Recorder in Greenfield and the Valley Advocate. I am now freelancing. Poetically, I was a winner of the 92nd St. Y The Nation/"Discovery" prize in 2002 and a Massachusetts Cultural Council fellow in 2004. Despite all of that, I have yet to publish a book and have lately felt as if I'm clinging to the poetry life by my fingernails, slipping. With that, hello!