Penn Stewart is a graduate of the creative writing program at the University of Memphis and holds a PhD in English from theUniversity of Nebraska. He teaches writing at Western Illinois University, and he is the author of the novel Fertile Ground, just released by Knox Robinson Publishing. His work also appears or is forthcoming in Word Riot, Prairie Schooner, Dogzplot, A River and Sound Review, Front Porch Review, Union Station Magazine, Conclave: A Journal of Character, andelsewhere. You can learn more by visiting his website here.
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