Chris Cottrell was born in Portland, Oregon but grew up on Maui. He has been writing, editing and publishing for over a decade and, after a few harrowing adventures, returned to Portland State University where he became one of the first people awarded the M.F.A. in poetry. His fiction, reviews, and poems have appeared in The Scene, Willamette Week, Portland Review, Clackamas Literary Review, Oregon Literary Review, Nervy Girl!, Poor Claudia, Haggard & Halloo, and The Grove Review (forthcoming). Cottrell's Chapbooks Normal Park & Paradise and [luvthrong] are out of print.