Marco Wilkinson is a visiting assistant professor in the English Dept. at James Madison University. His essays have appeared in the journals Kenyon Review, Seneca Review, DIAGRAM, Bennington Review, Territory and elsewhere, as well as in the anthologies The Science of Story: The Brain Behind Creative Nonfiction (Bloomsbury) and Welcome to the Neighborhood: An Anthology of American Coexistence (Ohio University Press). His memoir, Madder, will be published by Coffee House Press in fall 2021. He is the nonfiction editor at The Los Angeles Review and lives in San Diego.