Ryan Nowlin (NJ) received his MA in creative writing from Temple University in 2004 and MLIS from Rutgers in 2011. His concentration was in post-modern American poetry and 20th century Modernisms. For the past few years he has been an active participant in the Poetry Project at St. Marks in the Bowery. He currently lives in NJ and teaches as an English Adjunct at Hudson County Community College in JC. Recently poems of his have appeared in Sal Mimeo, The Delineator and the online publications, Boog City and Across the Margins as well as the anthology/photography book, Like Musical Instruments: 83 Contemporary American Poets Ed. Larry Fagin & John Sarsgard. Also, he has published two chapbooks, entitled Banquet Settings and Not Far From Here. Kugel is his first full length collection of poetry. Currently he is working on another ms. entitled Time with the Season.