Ralph Pennel is the author of A World Less Perfect for Dying In, published by Cervena Barva Press. Ralph’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Literary Orphans, F(r)iction, Tarpaulin Sky, The Cape Rock, Rain Taxi Review of Books and various other journals. Ralph is a founding editor and the fiction editor for the online literary journal, Midway Journal, and he is a board member of the New England Poetry Club. His work has been nominated for a Pushcart, and he was twice a finalist for Somerville Poet Laureate. He teaches poetry and writing at Bentley University.