About Our Guest Editors for “Want”

Guest Editor for Poetry: W. Todd Kaneko

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W. Todd Kaneko is the author of the poetry books This Is How the Bone Sings and The Dead Wrestler Elegies. He is co-author with Amorak Huey of the poetry chapbook Slash / Slash and Poetry: A Writers’ Guide and Anthology. His poems have appeared in Poetry, Alaskan Quarterly Review, Massachusetts Review, The Normal School, Barrelhouse, Verse Daily, Poetry Daily, the American Academy of Poets Poem-A-Day, and elsewhere. A Kundiman Fellow, he lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan where he teaches at Grand Valley State University.


Guest Editor for Creative Nonfiction: Jill Talbot

Jill Talbot is the author of The Way We Weren’t: A Memoir and Loaded: Women and Addiction, a collection of personal essays. She is the editor of Metawritings: Toward a Theory of Nonfiction and the forthcoming The Essay Form(s) from Columbia University Press. Her essays have appeared in AGNI, Brevity, Gulf Coast, Hotel Amerika, LitMag, Southwest Review, The Rumpus, and The Paris Review Daily, among others. A Distant Town: Stories, the winner of the 2021 Jeanne C. Leiby Chapbook Contest, will be published in Summer 2022 from The Florida Review.


Guest Editor for Microfiction: Gary Fincke

Gary Fincke’s books have won the Flannery O’Connor Prize for Short Fiction, The Robert C. Jones Prize for Short Nonfiction Prose, and what is now the Wheeler Prize for Poetry. His latest collections are Nothing Falls from Nowhere: Stories (Stephen F. Austin, 2021) and The Mussolini Diaries: Poems (Serving House, 2020). His work was recently chosen to appear in Best American Essays 2020 and Best Small Fictions 2020. Recent flash stories have been published at Craft, WigLeaf, Atticus Review, Ghost Parachute, Pithead Chapel, and Flash Boulevard.



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