Scott Bailey is the author of Thus Spake Gigolo (NYQ Books, 2014). He grew up in Raleigh, Mississippi, in a family of preachers and carpenters. His poems and cotranslations of Latin American poets have appeared in journals such as The Adirondack Review, Chelsea, The Cortland Review, Exquisite Corpse, Indiana Review, The Journal, Meridian, New York Quarterly, Poetry International, Prism International, and Verse Daily. He earned a BA in English and an MA in creative writing from the University of Southern Mississippi, an MFA in creative writing from New York University, and a PhD in English from Florida State University. Bailey has received fellowships from Florida State University, The Mississippi Arts Commission, New York University, and the Valparaiso Foundation in Spain.