Joe Vallese is the editor of <It Came From the Closet: Queer Reflections on Horror and What’s Your Exit? A Literary Detour Through New Jersey. His creative and pop culture writing has been featured in Bomb, VICE, Backstage, among other journals. He has been a Pushcart Prize nominee and a notable in Best American Essays for his personal essay “Blood, Brothers," which dealt with themes of queerness and horror, and his queer horror screenplay, Intended, has been a finalist in several industry competitions. Joe currently teaches in the Expository Writing Program at New York University.