Glenn Freeman’s poetry collection Keeping The Tigers Behind Us won the judge's prize in the Sixth Annual Elixir Press Poetry Awards. Judge Jim McGarrah says in the introduction: "Freeman fuses pop culture with Chinese philosophy, sophisticated poetic technique and a thorough knowledge of craft with street savvy rhythms and idiomatic expression in a masterful way." His work has appeared in such publications as Poetry, The Cimmeron Review, The Lullwater Review, and Talking River Review. He grew up in Maryland and has lived in Vermont, Minnesota, and Florida; he teaches English and Creative Writing at Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa.