About the Author
Alan Elyshevitz is a short story writer and poet who was born in New York City and now lives in East Norriton, PA. His fiction has received awards from Antietam Review, The Cream City Review, Pebble Lake Review, Briar Cliff Review, and Yemassee. His collection of stories, "The Widows and Orphans Fund" is forthcoming from Stephen F. Austin State University Press. In addition, he has published two poetry chapbooks: "The Splinter in Passion's Paw" (New Spirit) and "Theory of Everything" (Pudding House). He is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee and a two-time recipient of a fellowship in fiction writing from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Currently he is an Assistant Professor of English at the Community College of Philadelphia.