David Lerner Schwartz holds an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars where he was a recipient of the MFA Alumni Writer’s Grant. His work has been published in Witness, Literary Hub, SmokeLong Quarterly, Quartz, New York magazine, and more. His play, produced after winning Red Bull Theater's Short New Play Festival, is forthcoming in a print anthology published by Stage Rights. He served as the 38th writer in residence at St. Albans in Washington, DC and works as the fiction editor of Four Way Review. David teaches at the University of Cincinnati, where he is a recipient of a graduate enhancement scholarship and a PhD candidate.