Zach Blair is an artist based in the Midwest. Writing is his passion, so that means too much space is taken up in his bedroom by notebooks filled with scribbled lines of poetry and potential story ideas. He's had some of his work published before. Last summer it was in The Atlas 17, a literary magazine he helped put together with several other interns, and last fall one of his poems was featured in an issue of the River Cities' Reader, after it won him a contest hosted by the German American Heritage Center in Davenport, Iowa. Wherever he is in the world, you can count on the fact that he's thinking deeply about everything around him.