Michael Cocchiarale is Associate Professor of English and creative writing at Widener University (Chester, PA), where he teaches courses in American literature, fiction writing, and composition.

He is the author of two collections of short fiction–Still Time (Fomite, 2012) and Here Is Ware: Stories (Fomite, 2018). None of the Above, his first novel, was published by Unsolicited Press in February 2019. He has coedited several collections of scholarly essays, including most recently, Critical Insights: Flash Fiction. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio (a city to which he’s always returning), he has also spent wonderful time in Athens, Ohio; Lafayette, Indiana; and Greifswald, Germany.