C. Derick Varn is a poet and teacher now living in Salt Lake City. He works for Zero Books as a reader of theory and nonfiction and was a poetry reviewer for the Hong Kong Review of Books. He serves as a podcast co-host and co-producer for Symptomatic Redness and Alternatives. He co-founded and edits the online literary journal, Former People. Derick has spent most of the last decade abroad in South Korea, Northern Mexico and Egypt.