p. hodges adams is a michigander poet who received their MFA from the university of virginia. their work has appeared or is forthcoming in shenandoah, cutbank, sycamore review, northwest review, fourteen poems, and elsewhere. they were the runner-up for the phoebe spring 2023 poetry prize and a finalist for both the 2023 c.d. wright emerging poets prize and the 2022 jeff marks memorial poetry prize. hopefully they will transform into a beam of sunlight someday soon.