Alan May holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Alabama. While studying at UA, he taught classes in English and creative writing and served as Poetry Editor of  the Black Warrior Review. May’s poems have appeared in The Laurel Review, Interim, Hotel Amerika, Willow Springs, Diagram, Yemassee, and others. His most recent books are Dead Letters (BlazeVOX, 2008) and More Unknowns (Dead Academics, 2014). He has taught at the University of Alabama, the University of Montevallo, and the University of Tennessee. For several years, he edited The Chapbook and a little e-zine named Apocryphaltext. Currently, he works as a librarian.