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A Parable of Things That Crawl and Fly

This week from the  Winter 2020 issue, we’re featuring  ‘A Parable of Things That Crawl and Fly’ by Graham Robert Scott and Wallace Cleaves. Be sure to read the entire story after picking up your very own copy of Issue 25 from the Pulp Literature bookstore!

A Parable of Things That Crawl and Fly

by Graham Robert Scott and Wallace Cleaves

Every hour, every minute, I hear the throaty, chuckling call of a raven. Sometimes He makes a showing. On the afternoon our unexpected visitors arrived, He appeared and gave me a disapproving look with one eye. I read the look as You should be working, Helen. I gave Him side-eye: Even the turtles rest, Raven. I’d been on break for two minutes.

Far beyond Raven, past rows of unnaturally aligned palm trees, a plume of dust appeared on the road, the signature of a distant oncoming car foregrounded against foothills of umber and sienna. Neither Gabe nor I said anything about the approaching vehicle, though cars rarely came this way. Instead, Gabe tilted his spotted, bristly head toward me, slid a toothpick from one side of the mouth to the other, and flashed me a grin so I’d know a joke was coming.

“Met this guy, oh, would have been eleven years ago.” Gabe’s voice, a rich, dark timbre from a lifetime of smoking, has always reminded me of cracked leather. Thanks to a lifetime of field work, his skin did, too. “I was nursing a railway lager in this desert bar called Mama Jane’s—one of those places with pickups out front and semis clumped like Tetris blocks out back—and this dude drags himself onto the stool beside me. Bone tired. Eyes deep-seated. Hollow. Complexion, hair, facial structure of a full-blooded indigenous man. Which may have, I admit, prompted an involuntary snort on my part.”

I said nothing at this. I’m not always nice to reconstitines either. It’s not their fault, of course. Not anyone’s fault, really. Once folks realized they could swap out of their children’s DNA any trace of the white folks who had raped their way into the family tree, anyone who wasn’t an asshole thought that made good sense. But like other customs born of good intentions, the reconstitine practice got a bit carried away. Some faces have social capital. In time, families who had been white for generations, with no tribal affiliations or knowledge of Native cultures, were having kids who looked pre-Columbian. If it came down to splitting hairs, my problem wasn’t so much with the kids; my problem was with what they represented. But on my face, in the tone of my voice, it came out a lot like I didn’t like them, and I had long ago stopped apologizing for it.

“Of course, he heard me,” Gabe said, “so I felt obligated to apologize—”


“—and when he was cool about the whole thing, I felt maybe I owed him a conversation.”

Grandmaster wuss.

The car came to a stop in the middle of the road for no apparent reason. I wondered whether someone was fiddling with directions, having an argument, necking in the backseat, taking a nap. Dust in the car’s wake settled onto tree branches, created plumes of spinning motes in waning sunlight.

“Turns out, my new friend was tired on account of a sick kid. Which, of course, meant now I had to ask about his boy. And that’s how I learned that, when he and his wife—also reconstituted—named their son, they wanted to use authentic Native American naming practices.”

“Oh, God,” I said.

“You know, those descriptive names. Drinks from Bottle. Eats with Ketchup. Fills a Diaper.”

Gabe knows this sort of thing makes me mutter. I’m only an eighth Tongva, but I’m a documented member of the tribe. Focused my whole life studying our culture. Three books. A career of public lectures and one film documentary. Thirty peer-reviewed articles. In the back room of the house, eleven cryocasks with minds bequeathed to my one-woman institute by passing elders. When I wasn’t listening to Gabe or the Raven, I listened to the minds, almost eleven hours a day. Tried to provoke memories with auditory, visual, olfactory cues. Tried to find evidence of what we used to be while it still existed. For decades, I’d been driven by the sense that I owed that to the relatives who once lived and thrived here. But even with the caskets and the minds in them, the work was hard. Memories deteriorated. Became closed off, inaccessible, harder to provoke. Turned out it was easier to summon up the faces of the past than to conjure their stories.

In the distance, the car started up again.

“This didn’t really happen, Gabe,” I said.

He gave me a look, daring me to contradict his tale. Then he continued. “Guess what they named their first son.”

Ugh. “Stands with DNA?”

“Only Child.”

He paused and waited, casual as the sun stretching its rays.

“They named their first son Only Child,” I clarified.

His grin revealed teeth. Right. Reconstitine couples sometimes needed pointers on birth control.

“Fine, I’ll bite. What did they name their second son?”

“Last Child.”

I choked on my tea. “Sounds like only one of those was accurate.”

“Oh, hell,” Gabe said. “Neither was. Third time around, they said fuck it and named her Sarah.”

As the car hummed into the driveway of our farm and slid to a stop on a blanket of leaves, Raven—who had not moved this entire time—let out a throaty warble.

Gabe ignored the bird or didn’t hear Him. Instead, he gestured at the car. “Speaking of reconstitines.”

To find out what happens next, pick up your copy of Issue 25, Winter 2020 here!

Graham Robert Scott is an English professor at Texas Women’s University, where he teaches writing and the occasional speculative fiction literature class. His stories have appeared in Nature, Barrelhouse, and X-R-A-Y Literary Mag. He has been collaborating with Wallace Cleaves on academic and creative projects for decades, and they are already at work on a new story.

Wallace Cleaves is Associate Professor of Teaching and Associate Director in the University Writing Program at the University of California at Riverside. He also teaches courses in medieval, Renaissance, and Native American literature. He is a member of the Tongva (also known as Gabrieleno) Native American community.

Issue 25 Feature Author: A.M. Dellamonica

The feature author for our winter issue is A.M. Dellamonica.  Their first novel, Indigo Springs, won the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. Their fourth won the 2016 Prix Aurora for Best Novel. They have published over forty short stories on and elsewhere. Alyx teaches writing at two universities and is pursuing an MFA in creative writing at a third. Their sixth novel, Gamechanger, was released last September under the name L.X. Beckett and is a hopetopia: a story that imagines humanity successfully navigating the twenty-first-century bottleneck.

Please enjoy this excerpt of  A.M. Dellamonica’s ‘Wrap Party’ from Issue 25

Wrap Party

by A.M. Dellamonica

“There’s blood in my puddle!” A reasonable facsimile of Lauren Bacall, circa 1946, bursts through the Kit Kant Club door, stage left. Out of habit, she strikes a pose in the fizzing lemon light of the club’s neon sign before confronting the survivors of the evening’s bacchanal. “Who tainted it?”

Conversations stop. Heads lift off tables. Phyll, at the piano, croons the terminal note of a Nina Simone song into the sudden silence. Then a wave of drunken hyena yips drowns out all that jazz.

We found out about Lauren’s puddle before we opened, when the props mistress mixed up a fresh tub of stage blood and dumped the old batch at the edge of the parking lot. It’s a bowl- shaped pothole lined with quartz-flecked granite pebbles in an array of unremarkable browns. We’re not talking the pearls of the Orient here. If they were paint chips, they’d have names like Beige Beach, Autumn Rust, Horse Chestnut.

But our Lauren—whose real name is Dani, not that anyone’s checking the playbill—flipped out. Turns out she meditates there before every rehearsal or performance. When it rains, the pool formed is pretty enough. The water shines clear when it’s not full of stage blood. The surface mirrors the clouds, and the pebbles glint back flecks of sunshine. Lauren appreciates a good visual.

Anyway, she tends the thing: keeps the cigarette butts, drowned wasps, and twigs from accumulating. When the rain dries up, she fills the puddle herself.

“Jeezis, Lauren, OCD much?” says a musician.

“All hail the sacred pothole.” Phyll has been sitting at the piano, away from the others, drinking and playing, playing and drinking. She takes up her glass and toasts me. I return the gesture then pour another shot of tap water from a too-pricey-to-share bottle of boutique gin. I even dress it up with fizz and a twist of lime. The only thing worse than being the sober one among a crowd of the blind is the blowback when they realize you’re a bonafide, full-bore stick in the mud…

Read the entire story in Pulp Literature Issue 25

2019 Year of Authors: September 16th – 20th

It’s not every year you get to celebrate publishing 20 issues of genre-busting literature. We want our readers to reap the rewards, and our contributors to shine in the spotlight, so every week we have been offering up a selection of deeply discounted past issues, based on one of the authors, poets, or artists whose work fills the magazine’s pages. Perhaps we’ve saved the best for last, but that’ll be up for you to decide. Please raise your glasses to week 36, the final week of Pulp Literature’s Year of Authors!

16th – 20th September 2019

Monday: Valentina Cano, Issue 7

Valentina Cano is a student of classical singing who spends whatever free time she has either reading or writing. She also watches over a veritable army of pets. Her work has appeared in numerous publications and her poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best Of the Web.


Tuesday: Wally Swist, Issue 7
Wally Swist has produced over three dozen books and chapbooks of poetry and prose.  His poems have appeared in literary magazines and anthologies, such as Alaska Quarterly Review and Spiritus, the latter issued by Johns Hopkins University Press, as well as popular magazines such as Rolling Stone and Yankee. Readings of his work are online at National Public Radio and Sahara: A Journal of New England Poetry published a special issue devoted to his work in the winter of 2003.  His recent books include The Bees of the Invisible (Shanti Arts) and A Bird Who Seems to Know Me: Poems Regarding Birds & Nature (Ex Ophidia Press).


Wednesday: William Charles Brock, Issue  14
William Charles Brock lives in LA, where he writes mostly screenplays but occasionally does short stories as a break. He enjoys weird things, like talking polar bears and dragons.


Thursday: William Kaufmann, Issue 17

William Kaufmann’s passion for writing is matched only by his passion for clay. He is an award-winning potter working in Western Wisconsin. His recently completed first novel, The Change, won the 2017 SDSU Conference Choice Award and is being shopped by Trident Media for publication.

Issue 17 cover featuring stellar artwork by Britt-Lise Newstead

Friday: Zoran Pekovic, Issue  13
Zoran Pekovic is illustrator, animator, ux and graphic designer kindly nested in Montreal, Canada. His portfolio is called Pekta and his latest projects are “Relationship,” “Running,” and “Psychology.”

Issue 13 cover by Zoran Pekovic

2019 Year of Authors: Sept 9th – Sept 13th

It’s not every year you get to celebrate publishing 20 issues of genre-busting literature. We want our readers to reap the rewards, and our contributors to shine in the spotlight, so every week we are offering up a selection of deeply discounted past issues, based on one of the authors, poets, or artists whose work fills the magazine’s pages. Welcome to week 35 of Pulp Literature’s Year of Authors!

9th – 13th September 2019

Monday: Tais Teng, Issue 3, 6, 8, 9, 19

Tais Teng works as a writer, cover artist, illustrator and sculptor. He also paints murals and decors for theater. When he was a bit younger he wanted to become a starship pilot, but writing and drawing those places isn’t too bad.  He’s been the cover artist for four issues of Pulp Literature and his story ‘Growing up with Your Dead Sister’ appeared in Issue 8.

Issue 13 cover art by Tais TengIssue 8 cover art by Mel Anastasiou

Tuesday: Theric Jepson, Issue 6

Theric Jepson is author of the novel Byuck and the novella Perky Erect Nipples, neither of which feature as many naked women as you might expect. You can find him online by visiting, or by just googling “thmazing” and clicking at random. He lives in El Cerrito, California, with his wife, three sons, and an unholy convergence of snails.

Wednesday: Tobi Cogswell (Alfier), Issue 6

Tobi Alfier (formerly Cogswell) is a multiple Pushcart nominee and a Best of the Net nominee. Credits include  various journals in the US, UK, Sweden and Australia. In 2012 and 2013 she was short-listed for the Fermoy International Poetry Festival. In 2013 she received Honorable Mention for the Rachel Sherwood Poetry Prize. “Lapses & Absences” (Blue Horse Press), is her sixth and latest chapbook. She is the co-editor of San Pedro River Review.


Thursday: Trevor ShikazeIssue 2
Trevor Shikaze from Edmonton, Alberta, enjoys long walks on the beach, fine wines, cheap whisky, watery beer, free champagne, and hangovers. His turn-offs include cat people, dog people, and mole people.


Friday: Tyner Gillies, Issue 1
Tyner Gillies, author of the novel The Watch, lives in the Fraser Valley of BC with a girl who is far too good for him and two moderately chubby cats. He’s a full time lawman, a novice scotch drinker, and a bit of a meat head. Tyner won the 2013 Surrey International Writer’s Conference non-fiction writing contest with the gut-twisting, beautifully written ‘Blood in Her Hair.’  His humorous fantasy ‘Of Siege and Sword’ in our inaugural issue was of an entirely different tone, and we’re delighted to be publishing another light-hearted dark story ‘The Lord of Lawn Ornaments’ in Issue 24, coming out this fall.


2019 Year of Authors: Sept 2nd – Sept 6th

It’s not every year you get to celebrate publishing 20 issues of genre-busting literature. We want our readers to reap the rewards, and our contributors to shine in the spotlight, so every week we are offering up a selection of deeply discounted past issues, based on one of the authors, poets, or artists whose work fills the magazine’s pages. Welcome to week 34 of Pulp Literature’s Year of Authors!

2nd – 6th September 2019

Monday: Susan Alexander, Issue 18
Susan Alexander is the author of The Dance Floor Tilts
(Thistledown Press, 2017). Her work has received poetry prizes from the Vancouver Writers Festival (2015), Grain magazine (2016), and the township of Whistler (2017). Susan’s poems appear or are upcoming in several literary journals and chapbooks across Canada.

Tuesday: Susan Pieters, Pulp Literature

Sue is a short story and novel writer who was part of the founding team for Pulp Literature, and one of her stories can be found in every issue. Sue has an MA in English Literature, but considers her experience as editor for the magazine to have been worth far more than any diploma. She invites (nay, challenges!) other writers to join the party and get their feet wet by volunteering for the magazine.

Wednesday: Susanna KearsleyIssue 4
Susanna Kearsley is a former museum curator, avid amateur genealogist, and writer of modern gothic novels that interweave contemporary suspense and romance with historical adventure, meaning they don’t fit neatly into any category and are therefore a marketer’s nightmare.

Thursday: Susie TaylorIssue 13

Susie Taylor lives and writes in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland. She won the 2015 NLCU Fresh Fish Award for her novel Dispelling the Myths. Her work has appeared in Riddle Fence.

Issue 13 cover by Zoran Pekovic  

Friday: Sylvia Stopforth, Issue  3, 19
Sylvia Stopforth is a university archivist. Her stories, essays,
and poems have appeared in Room, The New Quarterly,
[spaces], and Shy (University of Alberta Press). For more
than ten years she has served as a regular column editor for BC History magazine. Her short fable ‘Dragon Rock’ was turned into a sequential art story by Mel Anastasiou for the Summer 2014 issue of Pulp Literature and has since been published as a colouring book.

Issue 13 cover art by Tais Teng

2019 Year of Authors: Aug 26 – Aug 30

It’s not every year you get to celebrate publishing 20 issues of genre-busting literature. We want our readers to reap the rewards, and our contributors to shine in the spotlight, so every week we are offering up a selection of deeply discounted past issues, based on one of the authors, poets, or artists whose work fills the magazine’s pages. Welcome to week 33 of Pulp Literature’s Year of Authors!

26th – 30th August 2019

Monday: Soramimi Hanarejima, Issue 17

Image result for Visits to the Confabulatorium Soramimi HanarejimaSoramimi Hanarejima is a writer of innovative fiction and the author of Visits to the Confabulatorium, a fanciful story collection from Montag Press Collective. Soramimi’s recent work has appeared in various literary magazines, including Panoply, Foliate Oak, and Rigorous.

Issue 17 cover featuring stellar artwork by Britt-Lise Newstead  

Tuesday: Stephanie CharetteIssue 9

Recently from the wilds of northern Ontario, now transplanted to British Columbia, this cat-wrangling fountain pen enthusiast writes stories and is a graduate of the science fiction and fantasy writing workshop Viable Paradise. 

Wednesday: Stephen CaseIssue 5, 10

Stephen Case gets paid to teach people about space, which is pretty much the coolest thing ever. He also occasionally  gets paid for writing stories about space (and other things),  which have appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Daily Science Fiction, Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, among others. His novel First Fleet (Retrofit Publishing) is a science fiction horror epic described as HP Lovecraft meets Battlestar Galactica. He lives with his wife, four children, and varying numbers of illegal backyard chickens in an undisclosed suburb of Chicago, and online at

Issue 10 small

Thursday: Stephen KosterIssue 12

Stephen Koster is never quite sure which way it is to Albuquerque, but he’s content in the meantime to dig tunnels, chew carrots, and be snarky. His work has been published in The Feathertale Review, Bide Magazine, Shooter Literary Magazine, Tincture Journal, and Spark:  A Creative Anthology, among others. 

Issue 12 cover by Melissa Mary Duncan

Friday: Summer Jewel Keown, Issue  20
Summer Jewel Keown in a writer of speculative and other fictions from Indianapolis, Indiana. Her short stories have been printed in Bikes Not Rockets, Hooser Lit, and So It Goes, the literary journal of the Kurt Vonnegut Library. She recently published the romance novel Painted Over under the pen name Sofi Keren. Follow her on Twitter @TheSummerJewel.  

Issue 20 cover with tech-slum cover by Ben Baldwin


2019 Year of Authors: 19th Aug – 23rd Aug

It’s not every year you get to celebrate publishing 20 issues of genre-busting literature. We want our readers to reap the rewards, and our contributors to shine in the spotlight, so every week we are offering up a selection of deeply discounted past issues, based on one of the authors, poets, or artists whose work fills the magazine’s pages. Welcome to week 32 of Pulp Literature’s Year of Authors!

19th – 23rd August 2019

Monday: Sara Mang, Issue 20

Originally from Labrador, Sara was an artillery officer in the Canadian Forces before retiring to be at home with her three children. In 2017, Sara’s short stories were finalists for numerous awards including The New Quarterly’s Peter Hinchcliffe Award and the Disquiet International Literary Prize. She is currently an MFA candidate in UBC’s Creative Writing Program.

Issue 20 cover with tech-slum cover by Ben Baldwin

Tuesday: Sarah PinskerIssue 2

Sarah Pinsker is the author of the novelette “Our Lady of the Open Road,” winner of the Nebula Award in 2016. Her novelette “In Joy, Knowing the Abyss Behind,” was the Sturgeon Award winner in 2014 and a Nebula finalist for 2013. Her fiction has been published in magazines including Asimov’s, Strange Horizons, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Lightspeed, Daily Science Fiction, Fireside, and Uncanny and in anthologies including Long HiddenFierce FamilyAccessing the Future, and numerous year’s bests. Her stories have been translated into Chinese, Spanish, French, Italian, among other languages.  This year she is celebrating the release of her debut novel Song for a New Day, as well as an acclaimed short story collection, Sooner or Later Everything Falls into the Sea.


Wednesday: Sarina Bosco, Issue  10 
Sarina Bosco is a chronic New Englander, full-time homeowner, and hiker of trails. She quietly pursues an interest in mythology from home. Her work has previously appeared in The Missing Slate, Corium Magazine, Town Creek Poetry, and others.

Issue 10 small  

Thursday: S.L. NickersonIssue 1

SL Nickerson, whose work has appeared in Analog and Kaleidatrope, is a Canadian astrophysicist at NASA Ames who recently completed her PhD in Zürich. She is an author of fantasy and science fiction.


Friday: Sophie PanzerIssue 18
Sophie Panzer recently completed a BA at McGill University and spent a year teaching English in Prague, Czech Republic. She is the author of the chapbooks Mothers of the Apocalypse (Ethel Press 2019) and Survive July (Red Bird Chapbooks 2019). She edits prose for Inklette and her recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Coffin Bell Journal, Little Old Lady, Lavender Review, Anti-Heroin Chic, and Josephine Quarterly


2019 Year of Authors: 12th Aug – 16th Aug

It’s not every year you get to celebrate publishing 20 issues of genre-busting literature. We want our readers to reap the rewards, and our contributors to shine in the spotlight, so every week we are offering up a selection of deeply discounted past issues, based on one of the authors, poets, or artists whose work fills the magazine’s pages. Welcome to week 31 of Pulp Literature’s Year of Authors!

12th – 16th August 2019

Monday: Robert J Sawyer, Issue 7
Robert J Sawyer is a Canadian science fiction writer. He has published 24 novels, including FlashForward, the basis for the ABC TV series of the same name, and the Hugo Award-winning Hominids. Rob is a member of both the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario and one of the initial inductees into the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.


Tuesday: Robert T JeschonekIssue 11
Robert Jeschonek is an award-winning writer whose fiction,
non-fiction, comics, and poetry have been published around the world. He has won a Scribe Award and the grand prize in Pocket Books’ Strange New Worlds contest. A full list of his publications is on his Wiki page. Visit him online at and support him on Patreon.

Wednesday: Roy GrayIssue 18
Roy Gray’s short writings and poetry have appeared in magazines, anthologies, and online journals. Another Roy Gray writes erotic poetry online—do not confuse them. Roy’s chapbook The Joy of Technology (Pendragon Press, 2011—now a self-published ebook) could persuade some he is that other, but this Roy’s poetic efforts remain decidedly chaste. ‘Bone Dry’ is his first successful graphic short story.

Thursday: RS WynnIssue 19

R.S. Wynn lives in Maine in an antique farmhouse, which she shares with her family and the perfect number of dogs (four, in case you were wondering). She earned an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her short fiction won Pithead Chapel’s 2017 Larry Brown Short Story Award.


Friday: S Ross Browne, Issue  15
S. Ross Browne studied Communication Art and Design at Virginia Commonwealth University, in Richmond, VA and Photography at The Corcoran School of the Arts in Washington, DC. Browne is a professional studio artist with over 23 years experience. With an emphasis on painting, he has exhibited domestically and internationally in over 70 gallery and museum exhibitions and is in multifarious private and public collections including the permanent collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Browne is a recipient of numerous awards and honors, paints and writes out of his studio in Richmond, Virginia.


2019 Year of Authors: 5th Aug – 9th Aug

It’s not every year you get to celebrate publishing 20 issues of genre-busting literature. We want our readers to reap the rewards, and our contributors to shine in the spotlight, so every week we are offering up a selection of deeply discounted past issues, based on one of the authors, poets, or artists whose work fills the magazine’s pages. Welcome to week 30 of Pulp Literature’s Year of Authors!

5th – 9th August 2019

Monday: Rhea RoseIssue 12

Rhea Rose is a speculative fiction writer. She holds an MFA in creative writing from UBC, has edited poetry for Edge Press, and has hosted the Vancouver Science Fiction and Fantasy (V-Con) writers’ workshops. Her most recent work appears in Clockwork Canada and Tesseracts 20. Her three indie novels, The Final Catch: A Tarot Sorceress series, can be found at Amazon or through her website,

Tuesday: Richard E Gropp, Issue 4
Richard E. Gropp lives on the bottom of a lake in Central Florida. It is a shallow lake. He writes stories (mostly science fiction and dark fantasy), takes photographs, and lavishes attention on his husband Jim, and on his 3-year-old German shepherd, Ripley. His first novel, Bad Glass, won the Del Rey Suvudu Writing Contest and was a Bram Stoker Award finalist. His short fiction has appeared in Interzone, Wilde Stories, and Daily Science Fiction. His current novel-in-progress is an epic work of pornographic dystopia. It is only slightly autobiographical.

Richard J O’BrienIssue 19

Richard lives in New Jersey where he teaches writing and literature at Rowan College at Gloucester County and Stockton University. His novels include The Garden of Fragile Things, Infestation, and Under the Bronze Moon. Visit Richard at and follow him @obrienwriter on Twitter.

Thursday: Rina Piccolo, Issues 7, 16

Rina Piccolo is a cartoonist and writer. Her body of work spans thirty years, and includes a diverse collection of comics, cartoons, illustration, flash fiction, and animation. Rina’s syndicated daily newspaper comic strip “Tina’s Groove” ran from 2002 to 2017. She was also a contributor to the syndicated gag panel strip “Six Chix.” Her cartoons have appeared in The New Yorker, Parade, Glamour Magazine, and more. Rina is co-author and illustrator of “Quirky Quarks: A Cartoon Guide to the Fascinating Realm of Physics.” (Springer Publishing 2016).  In 2017, Rina joined up with cartoonist Hilary Price to collaborate on the daily syndicated comic “Rhymes With Orange.”

Issue 16 cover art by Akem

Friday: Rob Taylor, Issue  5
Rob Taylor lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is a graduate of Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia. His poetry has appeared in numerous print and online magazines, and he has published a chapbook, entitled splattered earth. He is a co-founder of SFU’s High Altitude Poetry.