Barry Graham, born and raised in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, is a four-time National Tic-Tac-Toe Association (NTTTA) champion (1988, 1994, 2004, 2006). He graduated from Eastern Michigan University with an MA in Creative Writing. While at EMU, he served as co-editor of their annual graduate student anthology, 50/50, and was an assistant editor for Bathhouse Magazine. Barry teaches writing at Monroe County Community College and spends the off-season in the poker room at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. He also teaches creative writing workshops through Dzanc’s WIRP. His fiction and poetry has appeared in the following publications: Storyglossia, Hobart, Pindeldyboz, Wigleaf, Elimae, Smokelong Quarterly, Frigg, Prick of the Spindle, Cella’s Round Trip, Temenos, and others. Barry Graham is the 2008 recipient of the Jumpmettle Award for excellence in fiction and was recently nominated for a Pushcart. He is also the editor of DOGZPLOT.