Ralph Pennel is the author of A World Less Perfect for Dying In, published by Cervena Barva Press. Ralph’s writing has appeared in The Ocean State Review, The Iowa Review, Literary Orphans, F(r)iction, Thrice Fiction, Tarpaulin Sky, Reality Beach, Elm Leaves Journal, Coffin Bell, Rain Taxi Review of Books and various other publications. His work has been nominated for a Pushcart, the Best Small Fictions Anthology, and he was twice a finalist for Somerville Poet Laureate. Ralph is a founding editor and the fiction editor for the online literary journal, Midway Journal. He is on the board of the New England Poetry Club and teaches writing and literature at Bentley University.