Jared Schickling received his BA in English and anthropology from SUNY Buffalo in 2007.  He will receive his MFA from Colorado State University in the spring of 2010 where he teaches composition, facilitates undergraduate creative writing workshops, and serves as the Assistant to the Director of the Creative Writing Reading Series.  He hopes to teach at the college or university level upon completion of his degree and is currently seeking this employment.  His creative and academic interests include the unlikely convergences of romantic, ecopoetic, and postmodern/constructivist theory and concerns.