Mitch is currently professor of English at Green Mountain College in Vermont. He received a PhD in Victorian poetry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an MA and BA from the University of Rhode Island. His work has appeared in over forty literary magazines. He is a winner of the Grolier Prize and the “Discovery”/The Nation award. LesCarbeau had originally been scheduled to do a residency at the Dorland Mountain Arts Colony in southern California, which burned down shortly before his fellowship was to begin.