Robert Fillman is a Ph.D. candidate and Senior Teaching Fellow in the English Department at Lehigh University. His research interests include nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature, the study of poetry and poetics, and the life and writings of Robert Frost. He is currently working on his dissertation which explores the ways in which U.S. modernist poets were drawn to the pastoral as a space to explore a conflicted relation to the natural world. He won the poetry contest at the 2016 Pennsylvania Writers Conference and has been featured as a "Showcase Poet" in the Aurorean. Recently, his poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Blueline, Cider Press Review, The Comstock Review, Kestrel, Pembroke Magazine, Poet Lore, The Sow's Ear Poetry Review, Salamander, Spillway, and others.