Melissa Wyse is an art writer, fiction writer, and essayist. She has held fellowships and residencies at the MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Ragdale Foundation, and she is the recipient of an Individual Artist Ruby Grant from the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance. Her work appears in publications including The Rumpus, Shenandoah, Momus, and Urbanite. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from American University and has taught writing and worked in the arts for many years. Wyse lives with her husband in Brooklyn, NY. You can find her at www.melissawyse.com and @melissa.wyse.