Matthew Purdy has been teaching literature and creative writing at RISD since 2010. His interests gravitate toward the offbeat: prose poems, magical realism, formal experimentation. His short fiction has appeared in such journals as One Story, Quick Fiction, The Mississippi Review and Quarter After Eight and in the 2005 edition of Best New American Voices. Currently he is shopping a novel around called Save the Planet, Kill Yourself until someone talks him out of it. He lives in Boston.