Richard Manly Heiman lives in the pines on the slope of the Sierra Nevada. He works as a substitute teacher and writes when the kids are at recess. Richard has been published by Rattle, Vestal Review, Sonic Boom, Into the Void, and others. He holds an MFA from Lindenwood U. and is a two time 2016 Pushcart Prize nominee. His URL is poetrick.com.