Jeff Oaks is the author of three chapbooks, Shift (Seven Kitchens Press, 2010), The Moon of Books (Ultima Obscura Press, 2000), and The Unknown Country (State Street Press, 1992). His newest chapbook, Mistakes with Strangers, is forthcoming from Seven Kitchens Press. He has published poems in literary magazines including Field, Court Green, Zocalo Public Square, Poemeleon, Ploughshares, and Bloom. His essays have appeared in Creative Nonfiction and My Diva: 65 Gay Men Write about the Women Who Inspire Them. He’s the recipient of three fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, an Individual Artist fellowship from the Pittsburgh Foundation, and the 2008 winner of the Tina and David Bellet Arts and Sciences Teaching Excellence Award.