Elijah Burrell was raised in Missouri and has lived there for most of his life. Aldrich Press published his first poetry collection, The Skin of the River, in 2014. Aldrich Press published his second book, TROUBLER, in 2018. Burrell received the 2010 Jane Kenyon Scholarship at Bennington College, where he earned his MFA in Writing and Literature at Bennington’s Writing Seminars. His writing has appeared in publications such as AGNI, North American Review, Southwest Review, The Rumpus, Sugar House Review, Measure, and many others. In 2012 Burrell joined the faculty of Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. An assistant professor in Lincoln’s Department of Humanities and Communication, Burrell teaches creative writing and literature. He resides near Jefferson City, Missouri.