James J. Hatfield is a displaced engineer who loves science and art, and other contradictions. In Fall of 2018, he was a writer-in-residence at the Boyd Estate, an honor awarded and provided by the Weymouth Humanities and Arts Council. He was a featured poet at the 2018 West End Poetry Festival. His work has appeared or is upcoming in Walter, OutreachNC, Orange Terror, INDY WEEK and Technician. He leads a weekly creative writing workshop in Raleigh, NC.