Katherine Zlabek, a native of rural Wisconsin, earned her MFA from Western Michigan University, and her PhD from the University of Cincinnati, where she was a Taft Dissertation Fellow and a recipient of an AWP Intro Journals Award. Her story collection, WHEN, winner of The Journal’s 2018 Non/Fiction Collection Prize, is now available from the Ohio State University Press. Her stories and essays have appeared in Boulevard, Kenyon Review, Ninth Letter, and other journals. Ricochet Editions published her chapbook, LET THE RIVERS CLAP THEIR HANDS, in 2015. She currently teaches writing and literature in Washington, DC.