Colin Dekeersgieter is a poet, editor, and teacher. His collection Opium and Ambergris (forthcoming, fall 2024) was selected by Marliyn Chin for the 2023 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize. His work has appeared in The Greensboro Review, North American Review, Green Mountains Review, and elsewhere. He holds an MA from the CUNY, Graduate Center and an MFA from New York University. Colin currently serves as the poetry editor for The Carolina Quarterly and is a PhD candidate at UNC, Chapel Hill.