Toren Wallace is a second year candidate in the M.F.A. Creative Writing: Poetry program at California State University, Long Beach. He teaches creative writing for CSULB, the literary arts center Beyond Baroque in Venice, California, and the non-profit collective, Bold Ink Writers. He is the current poetry editor for Riprap Literary Journal. He is the recipient of The Ronald Foote Prize in Creative Writing as well as The William T. Shadden Memorial Award in Poetry. His work has appeared in: The Portland Review, West Trade Review, Poetic Diversity (Los Angeles), Riprap Literary Journal, American Mustard Magazine, A Kind of Hurricane Press, Lipstick Party Magazine, Bank Heavy Press, and Cadence Collective (Long Beach).