Tate Lewis grew up in central Illinois and southwest Michigan with a few odd years in Iowa and Florida. He eventually ended up at Illinois Wesleyan University. While enrolled in his first poetry class, Tate's father was diagnosed with cancer and died six months later. Immediately, Tate began writing and documenting the dying process. Since, Tate and his fiancé bought and flipped a house, he graduated with a BA in Writing and Religious Studies after beginning as a nursing major, and, most recently, he finished a full-length book of poetry focused on his father's death and their relationship. He is an assistant editor for Kallisto Gaia Press. He recently received the Dalkey Archive Press fellowship from John O'Brien. Tate's poetry is featured in december magazine, Modern Haiku, The American Journal of Poetry, The Thieving Magpie, Better than Starbucks, The Ekphrastic Review, and Dream Pop Journal. Now, he is eagerly waiting for someone to publish his book, starting his next book, searching for a MFA program, another house to flip, and more pets to rescue. Photo taken by Izzy Carrol. Click on the photo to check out her website.