BENJAMIN MYERS earned his B.A. at the University of the Ozarks, in Clarksville, and later spent two years there as an assistant professor.  He is currently an assistant professor of English at Oklahoma Baptist University.  His poems have appeared in Mobius, the NeoVictorian, Byline, and the Eliot Review as well as in the previous volume of the Arkansas Literary Forum.  His essays on Edmund Spenser are forthcoming in Studies in Philology and English Literary Renaissance.  His current scholarly project is an examination of what he calls “the other Elizabethan settlement” (the solidification of English poetic conventions in the 16th century) in its cultural context.  Other interests include modern prosody, contemporary poetry, Christian literary traditions, and depictions of wilderness in British literature.  He is also seeking a publisher for a book-length manuscript of poems, of which “Elegy for Trains” is the title piece.  Ben lives with his wife, Mandy, and his daughter, Grace, in Chandler, OK, where they are renovating an early twentieth-century home.