Contributor: Jessica Barksdale

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Jessica Barksdale’s fourteenth novel, The Burning Hour, is forthcoming in March 2016 from Urban Farmhouse Press. Her short stories, poems, and essays have appeared in or are forthcoming in Compose, Salt Hill Journal, The Coachella Review, Carve Magazine, Mason’s Road, and So to Speak. She is a Professor of English at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, California, and teaches novel writing for UCLA Extension. She holds an M.F.A. from the Rainier Writers Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University. You can read more at

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