William Taylor Jr. lives and writes in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco. An Age of Monsters, his first book of fiction, was published by Epic Rites Press in 2011. The Blood of a Tourist (Sunnyoutside, 2014) is his latest collection of poetry. His work has appeared in The Chiron Review, The New York Quarterly, and many other journals worldwide. He is a Pushcart Prize nominee and was a recipient of the 2013 Acker Award.