Joris Soeding holds a B.A. in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago. His second and most recent chapbook, Trees. Otherness. Instance is based on television show The X-Files. His poetry has appeared in Apocalypse, City Works, Columbia Poetry Review, Pebble Lake Review, Red River Review, Romantic Outsider (England), Third Coast Press. He is currently a Poet-in- Residence at the Poetry Center of Chicago, an Exhibit Interpreter at the Chicago Children's Museum, and Assistant Editor for Another Chicago Magazine. He resides in the Andersonville neighborhood with his wife, Christa, and cat, Claws.