Christopher Locke is the Nonfiction Editor for Slice magazine in Brooklyn. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous publications, including Verse Daily, Southwest Review, Poetry East, Arc Poetry Magazine (Canada), The Nervous Breakdown, 32 Poems, The SHOp (Ireland), West Branch, RATTLE, The Literary Review, Ascent, The Sun, Connecticut Review, Upstreet, Agenda (London), and he has read his poems on both National Public Radio and Ireland’s Radio One. Locke has five chapbooks of poetry and has received two Dorothy Sargent Poetry Awards, as well asĀ grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, New Hampshire Council on the Arts, and Fundacion Valparaiso (Spain). His first full-length collection of poems, End of American Magic, was released by Salmon Poetry in 2010. Waiting for Grace & Other Poems (Turning Point Books) and the collection of essays Can I Say (Kattywompus Press) were both released in 2013. His essay/poetry collection about his travels through Latin America, Ordinary Gods (Salmon Poetry), and his first book for children, The Heart Flyer (tapStory), were both recently accepted for publication.