Terry Taplin is an MFA in Creative Writing Candidate at Saint Mary’s College of California where he serves as an assistant poetry editor at MARY: A Journal for New Writing and is the inaugural Lambda Literary Fellow. He holds a BA in Classical Languages: Greek and Latin. He is a former slam champion and the recipient of the Ina Coolbrith Prize for Undergraduate Poetry (academic year 2014-15). Terry lives in Berkeley, is an instructional assistant in the English Dept. at Berkeley City College, and is interning as a marketing assistant at Omnidawn Publishing. He is the author of fragmenta (Marigold 2016).