JOHN STRULOEFF directs the Creative Writing program at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA. His poetry and fiction have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, PN Review, The Southern Review, ZYZZYVA, Prairie Schooner, The Literary Review, Rattle, Open Spaces Magazine, and many other journals and magazines. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, he now lives in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains.