Nick Courtright’s second book, Let There Be Light, called “a continual surprise and a revelation” by Naomi Shihab Nye, came out in February 2014, and his debut full-length, Punchline, a National Poetry Series finalist, was published in 2012 by Gold Wake Press. Also, a chapbook, Elegy for the Builder’s Wife, is available from Blue Hour Press. His poetry has appeared in many literary journals, including The Southern Review, Kenyon Review Online, Boston Review, The Iowa Review, and many others. Essays and other critical commentary of his have appeared in such places as The Huffington Post and the website for The Best American Poetry. In Austin, Texas, he teaches classes such as Creative Writing, Classicism, Romanticism, and Writing for Publication, among other literature and writing courses.