Thomas Lisk is a poet and artist. His poem, “Balloons at the Louvre,” first published in Arts and Letters, appeared on the Poetry Daily website. He has published more than a hundred individual poems and more than twenty-five works of short fiction in literary magazines and newspapers. His published books are A Short History of Pens Since the French Revolution (Apalachee Press) and Aroma Terrapin (Edwin Mellen). These Beautiful Limits (Parlor Press) was published in 2006.