Mark Blickly is a widely published author of fiction, non-fiction, drama and poetry and the recipient of a McArthur Foundation Scholarship Award for Drama while pursuing his M.F.A. at Brooklyn College. His work has appeared in numerous anthologies and in the publications Fiction International, Palo Alto Review, Coe Review, Cream City Review, Salt Hill, New York Quarterly, among others. Sacred Misfits is his short fiction collection published by Red Hen Press (2004). He is also a contributing author to Men In the Company of Women: An Anthology of Praise & Persuasion.