Yurina Yoshikawa holds an M.F.A. from Columbia University and teaches fiction and non-fiction writing at The Porch Writers’ Collective. Her writing has appeared in The Pinch, The New Inquiry, Hyphen Magazine, and elsewhere. She was the winner of the Tennessee True Stories Contest, the runner-up in the Pinch Awards for Fiction, and a recipient of the Tennessee Arts Commission. She has lived in Tokyo, Palo Alto, and New York before settling down in Nashville, where she lives with her husband and two sons. For more information, visit www.yurinayoshikawa.com.