David Lerner Schwartz teaches writing and literature at the University of Cincinnati, where he is a doctoral student. His work has been published or is forthcoming in Ecotone, New Ohio Review, Los Angeles Review, Witness, New York Magazine, The Rumpus, SmokeLong Quarterly, on Literary Hub, and elsewhere. His writing has been supported by grants and fellowships from UC’s Office of Research, Department of English, and the Niehoff Center for Film & Media Studies; Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference; St. Albans School, where he served as the 38th writer-in-residence; and the Bennington Writing Seminars, from which he holds an MFA. He has a B.A. from Tufts University and is the fiction editor at Four Way Review.