Phillip Matthew Calderwood (December 21, 1973? – January 12, 2011) was born and raised in Northern California. He received a BA in English and history from UC Berkeley and an MA in history from American University. His poems were published in several journals: Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Berkeley Text, The Broadkill Review, Chabot Review, Four and Twenty, Gargoyle, and Innisfree Poetry Journal. He lived with his wife in Rockville, MD, and worked in DC as an editor and content manager at Leadership Directories, Inc. until his early death from congenital heart failure at age 37.