Carl Adamshick‘s debut collection of poetry, Curses and Wishes, was selected by Marvin Bell for the 2010 Walt Whitman Award, and was published by Louisiana State University the following year. His work has been published in Harvard Review, American Poetry Review, The Missouri Review, and Narrative. He’s received an Oregon Literary Fellowship from Literary Arts and is a cofounder of Tavern Books (Portland, OR). In 2014, Adamshick’s second collection, Saint Friend, was published by McSweeney’s Publishing. He lives in Portland, Oregon.