Joshua Bridgwater Hamilton is a Louisville, KY native who migrated to Texas with his family: artist Leticia Bajuyo, daughter Aida Beth Bajuyo-Hamilton, and their rickety but sweet cat, Walnut. Between Kentucky and Texas, he has studied poetry in the halls of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, hitchhiked in the west of Ireland, kayaked Appalachian rivers, and sweltered in the tropical heat of Panama City, Panamá. Along the way, he has made some amazing friends, lost some, lost himself, followed the pieces to better places, paddled the Colorado River with siblings and spouse, hiked through Peruvian mountains, gotten to know beautiful people and family all up and down the Philippine islands, and tries to make something good out of each day. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in English and Humanities and his Master's Degree in Spanish from the University of Louisville, and in 2013 he completed his doctorate in Spanish (with a minor in American Literature) with Indiana University. Joshua’s field of research focuses on Visual Poetry from the late Franco dictatorship (1960s - 1970s). He has worked as a dishwasher, pizza deliverer, bookseller, and high school/university teacher. Currently, he is a Poetry candidate in the MFA program at Texas State University. He has two chapbooks, Slow Wind (Finishing Line Press) and Rain Minnows (Gnashing Teeth Publishing), and his poetry appears in such journals as Windward Review, Driftwood, Voices de la Luna, San Antonio Review, among others.