Michael Trocchia is the author of Unfounded, a collection of verse published by FutureCycle Press in 2015, and The Fatherlands, a chapbook of prose poems and short fictions published by Monkey Puzzle Press in 2014. His work features in journals such as Asheville Poetry Review, Baltimore Review, The Boiler Journal, Camera Obscura, Colorado Review, Mid-American Review, Tar River Poetry, Tarpaulin Sky, and The Worcester Review. He is currently working on a novella about a former thief. The work combines elements of Greek myth, ancient stoicism, and the philosophy of language. He teaches philosophy at James Madison University and works in the university’s library.