Jared Stanley is a poet, writer, teacher, and interdisciplinary artist. He has published three collections of poetry: Ears (Nightboat 2017), The WeedsÂ (Salt 2012), and Book Made of Forest, which won Salt Publishing’s Crashaw Prize in 2008. Stanley’s poems “urge us,” Tim Z. Hernandez writes, “to reconsider our man-made constructs of flora/fauna/naturaleza, which is to say, barriers and infinities.” His art work is interested in how states talk to themselves through bureaucratic decoration: awarding medals, notarizing documents, and explaining landscapes. Recent essays and poems have appeared in Triple Canopy, Literary Hub, The Academy of American Poets, and the Columbia Review. Stanley was born in Arizona, grew up in California, and now lives in Nevada, where he teaches at Sierra Nevada College.