Velroy and the Madischie MafiaSy Hoahwah is Yappithuka Comanche/Southern Arapahoe. He has lived throughout Oklahoma and the southern United States. He holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Arkansas, and his poetry has appeared in Shenandoah, Indiana Review, and Melee, as well as winning an award from the Academy of American Poets. This is his first full-length book.