David Lerner Schwartz teaches at the University of Cincinnati, where he is a doctoral student and the recipient of a graduate enhancement scholarship. His work has been published in Witness, Literary Hub, SmokeLong Quarterly, New York magazine, and more. His play, produced after winning Red Bull Theater's Short New Play Festival, is forthcoming in a print anthology published by Stage Rights. He served as the 38th writer in residence at St. Albans in Washington, DC and works as the fiction editor of Four Way Review. He holds an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars with the support of an MFA Alumni Writer’s Grant.