Jeff Mock, the author of Ruthless (Three Candles Press, 2010), teaches in the MFA writing program at Southern Connecticut State University. His poems appear in the Atlantic Monthly, the Iowa Review, New England Review, North American Review, Shenandoah, the Sewanee Review, the Southern Review, and elsewhere.
Kevin Brockmeier is the author of nine books, including The Ghost Variations: One Hundred Stories (Pantheon, 2020), from which the three stories in this issue are taken. Some of his earlier contributions to The Georgia Review were reprinted in the Best American Short Stories and O. Henry Prize Stories anthologies. His work has been translated into eighteen languages. He teaches frequently at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he was raised.