Gavin McCall grew up on a farm on the Big Island of Hawai‘i, but he’s spent the last dozen years studying and teaching writing in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, then in Fresno, California, and finally in New Orleans, Louisiana. His essays, short stories, and one poem have appeared in dozens of literary magazines, including Eyeshot, District Lit, and Word Riot. He’s been a writer in resident at the Sundress Academy in Tennessee and the Rensing Center in South Carolina, and his fiction and nonfiction manuscripts have been finalists in too many places to list. He spends his free time travelling, camping, and managing a small, nonprofit, urban farm. He’s a fan of literacy in all its forms, in all its functions.