Before the insurrection on Halloween, the security guard considered himself an atheist and a cynic, but there are some things too hard to understand, things without precedent, and one of them is a polished ten-inch Colt Python Revolver pointed directly up your nostrils. It wasn’t every day that the Old Liberty Bank was heisted by… [Read More]
Jackson Bliss is a hapa writer of fiction and creative nonfiction. He has an MFA in fiction from the University of Notre Dame where he was the Fiction Fellow and the 2007 Sparks Prize Winner. He also has a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from USC where he worked with TC Boyle, Aimee Bender, and Viet Thanh Nguyen as a College Merit Award Fellow, FLAS fellow in Japanese, and two-time ACE/Nikaido Fellow. Jackson's short stories and essays have appeared recently in Antioch Review, Guernica, Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, Fiction, Santa Monica Review, Boston Review, Tin House Online, Quarterly West, ZYZZYVA, Arts & Letters, Joyland, Pleiades, Fiction International, Notre Dame Review, 2012-2013 Anthology of APIA Literature, African American Review, Kartika Review, Hobart, Quarter After Eight, Connecticut Review, Stand (UK), 3:am Magazine, 7x7, The Good Men Project, The Daily Dot, and the Huffington Post UK, among others. He teaches creative writing, literature, and rhetoric at the University of California Irvine and CSUN.