Michael Don is the author of the story collection Partners and Strangers (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2019). His work has appeared in journals such as Washington Square Review, SmokeLong Quarterly, Fiction International, Vol 1. Brooklyn, and The Southampton Review. He lives in Boston and teaches at Tufts University and GrubStreet. He co-edits Kikwetu: A Journal of East African Literature. He grew up in St. Louis, Missouri.