Toren Wallace completed his M.F.A. in Creative Writing with an emphasis on poetry at California State University. He teaches English composition, literature, and creative writing for Golden West College, Cerritos College, Orange County School of Arts, the literary arts center Beyond Baroque in Venice, California, and the non-profit collective, Bold Ink Writers. He is the current poetry editor for indicia: a journal curating literary arts and the former poetry editor for Riprap 38, for which he proudly interviewed U.S. Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera. He is the recipient of The Ronald Foote Prize in Creative Writing as well as a two-time recipient of The William T. Shadden Memorial Award in Poetry. His work has appeared in: The Portland Review, West Trade Review, Poetic Diversity (Los Angeles), and American Mustard Magazine, amongst others.