John Linstrom is a writer, doctoral candidate, teacher, Michigander, and occasional Liberty Hyde Bailey impersonator. He writes and publishes poetry and nonfiction prose and is currently entering his fourth year of a PhD in English and American Literature at New York University. His creative nonfiction book project is titled Havening: Love Letters to a Town and a Dead Man, and he edited a centennial edition of L. H. Bailey's agrarian manifesto, The Holy Earth, published in November 2015 by Counterpoint and featuring a new introduction by Wendell Berry. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing and Environment from Iowa State University. He co-coordinates the working group From Farm to Text. He is on Twitter, and he blogs on Medium.