Author of the article

Kaj Tanaka is a PhD candidate at the University of Houston and is the winner of this year’s Inprint Donald Barthelme Prize in Fiction. His stories have appeared in New South, The New Ohio Review, Tin House and other places. Kaj’s work has been selected for the Best Microfiction and the Best Small Fictions Anthologies. He is a fiction editor at Gulf Coast Magazine, and he teaches a writing workshop at the Harris County Jail in Houston, TX.