Martin Corless-Smith was born and raised in Worcesterhire, England. He has a BA (Hons) in painting from University of Reading (UK), an MFA in Painting and Printmaking from SMU, an MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and A PhD. in Creative Writing from the University of Utah. Since 2000 he has lived in Boise, Idaho where he teaches Creative Writing at Boise State University. His most recent books include a collection of poems, The Fool & The Bee (Shearsman Books UK), Odious Horizons: Some versions of Horace (Miami University Press) and This Fatal looking Glass (SplitLevel Texts), a novel.