Tana Jean Welch is the author of Latest Volcano, winner of the 2015 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize. Welch earned her MFA in Poetry from San Diego State University and her PhD in Literature from Florida State University. Her poetry has appeared in The New York Times, and in journals including The Southern Review, The Gettysburg Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Prairie Schooner, and The Colorado Review. Her scholarship on contemporary American poetry has been published in MELUS and The Journal of Ecocriticism. Born and raised in Fresno, California, she currently lives in Tallahassee where she is Assistant Professor of Medical Humanities at the Florida State University College of Medicine.