Troubled souls haunt these thirteen interrelated stories of loss and rebirth. From a cramped passenger van in Ghana to a cash-only roadside motel in Utah to a cursed forest in Japan, Donald Quist’s narratives draw connections between the common and inexplicable. The diverse characters that people these stories are foreign and flawed but intimately familiar. At once scrutinizing and tender, FOR OTHER GHOSTS is an ambitious collection of short fiction.
Donald Quist is author of the essay collection, HARBORS—Foreword INDIES Bronze Winner and International Book Awards Finalist. His work has appeared in several print and online publications, including AGNI, North American Review, The Rumpus, Cleaver, and J Journal. He’s creator of the online micro essay series, PAST TEN, and co-host of the Poet in Bangkok podcast. He’s received fellowships from Sundress Academy for the Arts and Kimbilio Fiction. He earned his MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. A multiple Pushcart Prize nominee for both fiction and nonfiction, Donald recently moved to Columbia to join the University of Missouri Department of English in order to pursue his PhD in creative writing.
STOP PRESS… we’re delighted to announce that Donald will be joined this evening by Jennifer Maritza McCauley! Jennifer is the author of SCAR ON/SCAR OFF (Stalking Horse Press.) She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, CantoMundo, Kimbilio, Sundress Academy, and awards from Independent Publisher Book Awards, Best of the Net, and the Academy of American Poets, and was a finalist for the Prairie Schooner Book Prize. Her work appears in Passages North, Puerto del Sol, Verse Daily, Los Angeles Review, and elsewhere. She is currently poetry editor at The Missouri Review, fiction editor at Pleiades, and is pursuing her PhD in creative writing at the University of Missouri.