Robert Schultz's books include two collections of poetry, Vein Along the Fault and Winter in Eden, and a novel, The Madhouse Nudes. He has received a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Award in Fiction, Cornell University 's Corson Bishop Poetry Prize, and, from The Virginia Quarterly Review, the Emily Clark Balch Prize for Poetry. A native Iowan, he attended Luther College and received his graduate education at Cornell University. In 1985 he returned to Luther, where he taught for 19 years. He has also taught at Cornell and at the University of Virginia. Since 2004 he has been the John P. Fishwick Professor of English at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia.