Roxane Gay is an author and editor living in the Midwest. Her writing appears or is forthcoming in Mid-American Review, Blip Magazine, DIAGRAM, Cream City Review, Annalemma, McSweeney's (online), and others. She is essays editor at The Rumpus, the co-editor of PANK, and an assistant professor of English at Eastern Illinois University. Her first collection, Ayiti, was released last year. You can visit her at her website, www.roxanegay.com.