Jason Bredle was born in Indianapolis and grew up in southern Indiana. In addition to four chapbooks, he's the author of four poetry collections, including Carnival, selected as an Editor's Choice for the Akron Series in Poetry, and Standing in Line for the Beast, winner of the New Issues Poetry Prize. The recipient of a fellowship from the Illinois Arts Council, his work has been anthologized in 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day (Random House, 2005), Poems About Horses (Alfred A. Knopf, 2009), Seriously Funny (University of Georgia, 2010), and New Poetry from the Midwest (New American Press, 2015). In addition to his poetry, his contributions to the field of linguistics and health outcomes have appeared in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases, Journal of Palliative Medicine, the ATA Chronicle, and have been presented at international forums in the U.S., Canada, France, and the Netherlands, among other places. He earned degrees in English literature and Spanish from Indiana University, where he was named Ruth Halls Outstanding Young Artist in Poetry, and an MFA from the University of Michigan, where he received a Hopwood Award. He lives northwest of Chicago in the Fox River valley.