Justin Byrne is 5th grade ELA teacher who has a strong passion for writing poetry. He currently resides in Middle Tennessee and is an aspiring poet who writes as often as he can. When he isn’t writing or teaching, Justin is spending time with family or reading books. Justin earned his B.S. in Elementary Education from Middle Tennessee State University and his M.A. in English Studies from Arizona State University. Justin has been published in over two dozen short story and poetry publications. Justin won one of the 2023 Skewies awaeds, was one of two "Artist's Winners" in The Parliament Literary Journal's second issue. Justin received the honor of "Third-Runner Up" in Wingless Dreamer's Shakespeare Poetry contest.