Steve Bellin-Oka earned his MFA from the University of Virginia and his PhD from the University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Writers. He is the author of a chapbook, Dead Letter Office at North Atlantic Station (Seven Kitchens Press, 2017), and his first book of poems, Instructions for Seeing a Ghost, is forthcoming in 2020. The recipient of a 2019 Tulsa Artist Fellowship, he has also received fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center and the Virginia Center for the Arts. His poems have appeared in Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Tar River Poetry, Nimrod, and Valparaiso Poetry Review, among other publications. He currently lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.