Chris Tanseer grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina. He received a BA from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and an MFA in poetry from George Mason University. Currently, he lives in Salt Lake City, UT, where he is a PhD candidate in Literature & Creative Writing at the University of Utah. He serves as an editorial assistant at Sugar House Review. Recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Best New Poets 2012, The Journal, Mid-American Review, Nimrod, RHINO, Subtropics, and Western Humanities Review.