Stephen Benz has published four books of essays, including Reading the Signs and Topographies (both from Etruscan Press). He has also published a book of poems, Americana Motel (Main Street Rag Publishing Co.), along with essays in New England Review, Creative Nonfiction, River Teeth, and Best American Travel Writing. He lives in Albuquerque, where he teaches at University of New Mexico. You can find out more about Benz by visiting his website: