Jefferey Spivey is an award-winning author, poet, and copywriter. He was named runner-up for Poets & Writers’ 2023 Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award. He was also a recipient of The de Groot Foundation’s 2022 COURAGE to WRITE grant. His short stories have appeared in Hive Avenue Literary Journal, Punt Volat, A Gathering of the Tribes, Typehouse, decomp, and Havik. He lives in St. Louis with his husband, two sons, and dog, Flower.