Joshua Robbins is the author of Praise Nothing (University of Arkansas Press, 2013). He received an MFA in creative writing from the University of Oregon and a PhD in English from the University of Tennessee. His recognitions include the James Wright Poetry Award, the New South Prize, selection for the Best New Poets anthology, multiple Pushcart Prize nominations, and a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship in poetry from the Sewanee Writers' Conference. He is Visiting Assistant Professor of English at the University of the Incarnate Word where he teaches creative writing and literature. He lives in San Antonio.