Roxane Gay

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,


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