Ian Singleton was born in Dearborn, Michigan, grew up in Alabama, and moved to Massachusetts, where he met his wife. Along with their beloved daughter, they share an apartment in Brooklyn. His short stories, translations, reviews, and essays have appeared in journals such as: New Madrid; Digital Americana; Midwestern Gothic; Fiddleblack; Asymptote; Ploughshares and several times in Fiction Writers Review. His first collection, Grow Me Up, is seeking a home. He was a student at the University of Michigan and Emerson College. Ian has taught Creative Writing and Literature for the PEN Prison Writing Program, the Prison University Project, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at San Francisco State University, Cogswell Polytechnical College, and the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop. He is working on a novel titled Odessitka. Fluent in Russian, Ian is interested in Russian literature and Russian and Ukrainian diaspora communities in Ukraine and elsewhere. He’s especially interested in the city of Odessa.