John Medeiros is a poet and writer living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is the author of the poetry collection "couplets for a shrinking world," and his work has appeared in several journals and anthologies, including Sport Literate, Water~Stone Review; Gulf Coast; Talking Stick; Willow Springs; other words: a writer’s reader; Gents, Badboys and Barbarians: New Gay Male Poetry; Evergreen Chronicles; Second Run; Hot Metal Press; Big Toe Review; Swell and Christopher Street. He is the recipient of two Minnesota State Arts Board grants; a Jerome Foundation Grant for Emerging Writers; Gulf Coast’s First Place Nonfiction Award; and the AWP Intro Journals Project Award. He received an MFA from Hamline University, in St. Paul, Minnesota, and his work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and as a Notable Essay in Best American Essays of 2006. He is the curator of Queer Voices: A GLBT Reading Series, one of the country’s longest-running reading series for queer writers.