Dominic W. Holt is the third-place winner of the 2020 Wisconsin People & Ideas Poetry Contest. He is a poet and macro social worker (public policy and outreach) in Madison, Wisconsin. Holt taught writing at the University of Michigan, interned at the Michigan Quarterly Review, and received a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship in Creative Writing from the U.S. Department of Education. He holds an MFA in creative writing and a Master of Social Work in social policy from the University of Michigan, and a BS in astrophysics from Indiana University. His work has appeared in Wisconsin People & Ideas, Lunch Ticket, Hummingbird: Magazine of the Short Poem, Plainsongs, Stoneboat Literary Journal, Driftwood Review, Lifeboat, Poetry Quarterly, and other venues.