Thomas B. Richardson is a teacher and writer. Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, and raised in Columbus, Mississippi, Richardson earned his bachelor’s degree from Millsaps College and master’s degrees from Vanderbilt University (Thesis: “‘The Tooth That Nibbles at the Soul’: Mark Twain’s Uncomfortable Religious Literature”) and Mississippi University for Women (Thesis Poetry Collection: How to Read). His poetry, which has appeared in a handful of journals and magazines, often focuses on teaching and learning, religion, and the South. Other writing interests include new media, humor, and sports journalism. He has also served as an editor for Ponder Review and Dirty Paws Poetry Review. Richardson currently teaches at The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science in Columbus, where he resides with his wife, Hillary; son, Emmett; and pets, Sam (cat) and Rosie (dog).