James R. Gapinski is the author of the novella Edge of the Known Bus Line, winner of the Etchings Press Novella Prize, named to Kirkus Reviews‘ Best Books of 2018, and a finalist for the Montaigne Medal. He is also the author of Messiah Tortoise, a collection of linked flashes published by Red Bird Chapbooks. His next book will be Fruit Rot, which is forthcoming from Etchings Press in 2020. His short fiction has appeared in The Collapsar, Hobart, F(r)iction, Juked, Monkeybicycle, Paper Darts, Psychopomp, SmokeLong Quarterly, and elsewhere. He is actively seeking literary representation for his novel and short story collection.
James holds an MFA in Fiction from Goddard College and an MA in Postmodern Literary Studies from Prescott College. He’s managing editor of The Conium Review and Conium Press, an instructional specialist at Chemeketa Community College, and an adjunct professor in Southern New Hampshire University’s online MFA program. Previously, he has taught writing courses at Ashford University, Bunker Hill Community College, Pueblo Community College, and Mt. Hood Community College.
James has presented at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, the International Education Conference, the Write on the Sound Conference, and other events. His scholarly projects have focused on experimental literature and the role of new media and videogames in writing curriculum.