C. Cleo Creech is a North Carolina native, raised on a tobacco farm deep in the bible belt who now lives in Atlanta, GA with his husband Michael. His work has appeared in the anthologies The Queer South, Divining Divas, My Diva and journals including Kentucky Review, Subtle Tea, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature and White Crane Journal. His art/chapbooks include Dendrochronology, Flying Monkeys, and Phoenix Feathers. He also edited the acclaimed anthology, Outside the Green Zone. His piece, "The Peace of Gentle Waves," was recently turned into a major choral work.