Jeremy Lespi received his PhD at the Center for Writers and taught in the English Department of the University of Alabama until his death in 2007. His chapbook The Last Day of Pompeii was published by Dicey Books in 2003.
Story #2. The Monsters issue includes new fiction from Lincoln Michel, Bennett Sims, and Genevieve Valentine; an excerpt from Blake Butler’s monstrous new novel, 300,000,000; essays from Kastalia Medrano, Corrine Lee, Alice Dreger, Stephen T. Asma, Theodora Goss, and Ryan Britt; interviews with artist Wayne White and bioethicist Alice Dreger; poetry from Susan Slaviero and Ruth Foley; a portfolio of hybrid verse guest-edited by Allison Campbell and featuring new work from Timothy Liu, Bianca Stone, Cole Swenson, and many others; and the first installment of our new feature, Raw Materials, an inside look at a story as it’s being created. The Contemporary Classic Reprint this issue is fiction from Dorothy Tse.