Eric Dean Wilson is a writer and educator in Brooklyn, NY. His work has appeared in Tin House, Heavy Feather Review, DrDOCTOR, Music & Literature, Seneca Review, Ninth Letter, and elsewhere. He's currently finishing a book that investigates climate change, hope, dread, and legacy through a material history of the chemical that caused the ozone layer crisis—Freon—and a present-day road trip in search of its dangerous remnants throughout the American heartland (Simon & Schuster, forthcoming). He teaches undergraduate writing and is currently a doctoral student in the English Department, where his focus is American Studies and the Environmental Humanities.
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Flash Fiction Contest
On May 1st, we announced the winners of our Flash Fiction Contest: Thomas Garcia (1st), Rick Krizman (2nd), and Rios de la Luz (3rd). Read more.
The James Baldwin Literature Prize
It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner of The James Baldwin Literature Prize of $1,000 to Hafsa Musa. Read more.