Dennis Norris II is a 2017 MacDowell Colony Fellow, a 2016 Tin House Scholar, and a 2015 Kimbilio Fiction Fellow. His work appears or is forthcoming in Bound Off, Madcap Review, SmokeLong Quarterly, Awesome Sports Project, Apogee Journal, paper nautilus, and Hello Mr. He is a 2017 Pushcart Prize nominee and holds degrees from Sarah Lawrence College and Haverford College. He is currently the Fiction Editor at Apogee Journal and co-hosts the popular podcast Food 4 Thot. He lives and works in Harlem.