Greg McBride‘s collection of poems, Porthole, won the 2012 Liam Rector First Book Prize for Poetry. His work appears in Boulevard, Gettysburg Review, River Styx, Salmagundi, and Southern Poetry Review. His awards include the Boulevard Emerging Poet prize and an individual artist grant in poetry from the Maryland State Arts Council. He edits The Innisfree Poetry Journal. His government service began with four years in the US Army, including a year as a photographer during the war in Vietnam. After a few years of private practice, he practiced law with federal agencies, including 27 years at the Department of Transportation.