Jeff Muse writes and teaches along the Mississippi River in southwestern Wisconsin. Trained in science and environmental education, he recently received an MFA from Ashland University, focusing on creative nonfiction. His writing has appeared in The Common, Flycatcher, High Country News, and Poecology, among other publications, and he’s a staff writer for Hothouse Magazine, published by Newfound Journal. Jeff is working on a collection of personal essays exploring manhood, wild places, and his own inner landscape—the high points and the low. Learn more at www.jeffdarrenmuse.com.