Author of the article

Tara Deal is the author of the poetry chapbook Wander Luster (Finishing Line Press) and Palms Are Not Trees After All, winner of the 2007 Clay Reynolds Novella Prize from Texas Review Press. Her work has also appeared in Alimentum, Blip, fail better, Tampa Review Online, and West Branch, among others. And her shortest story can be found in Hint Fiction (Norton). She lives in New York City.