Karl Sherlock is a Professor of English at Grossmont College in El Cajon, California, where he co-coordinates its Creative Writing Program and teaches poetry writing, essay writing, and literature. Exploring queerness, disability identity, and cultural boundaries as a first generation U.S. American, Karl’s recent poems and creative nonfiction essays have appeared (or are forthcoming) in journals such as After Happy Hour, Assaracus, Broken Lens Journal, Lime Hawk, Matador Review, Mollyhouse, The Radvocate, RockPaperPoem, Stoneboat, Tinge, Wordgathering: A Journal of Disability Literature, and others. His work is also included in anthologies such as The Ending Hasn’t Happened Yet (Poems from the Disability and Neurodivergence Communities), and In Our Shoes: An LGBTQ+ Poets Anthology. In 2014, his memoir about his marriage to his husband, Max, a conversion therapy torture survivor, was selected as a Sundress "Best of the Net" finalist. At home, he provides for his 26-year-old Lesser Jardines parrot and continues to be a palliative caregiver to his bedridden husband, now critically ill with refractory myasthenia gravis.