Kyle Beachy is an assistant professor of English and Creative Writing at Roosevelt University in Chicago. He is the author of the novel The Slide (The Dial Press, 2009) and his essays and fiction appear in The Chicagoan, Another Chicago MagazineFiveChaptersThe Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of BooksPANK, and elsewhere. He has received fellowships from The Danish Arts Council and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, but believes firmly that Iowa summers beat them all.






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