Jason M. Marak is a writer and artist living in Northern California. After earning a Creative Writing M.F.A. from Columbia University in 1999, he moved to Tokyo where he taught Composition, Business Writing, and Creative Writing at Temple University's Japan campus until 2011. His poetry, fiction, and nonfiction have appeared in a variety of publications including The Paris Review, Raritan, and 100 word story. His artwork has been shown at the Morris Graves Museum of Art and Humboldt State University's Third Street Gallery.