Gary Joshua Garrison was raised in the mountains outside of Denver, CO. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado Denver, an MFA from Arizona State University and a masters in journalism from the University of Missouri. He has taught undergraduate English and creative writing (at ASU) and worked as a copy editor, assistant city editor and a reporter at the Columbia Missourian. This summer he will be a copy editing intern at the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

He has served as a prose editor for Hayden’s Ferry Review, an editorial intern for The Missouri Review, an associate editor for Copper Nickel and Iron City Magazine, published fiction in an array of journals and mused extensively about film, mostly at The Playlist where he is a copy editor and contributor. Along with his friend, the poet Jacqueline Balderrama, he spent a year teaching creative writing at Arizona State Prison.

Sometimes he writes things down at breakingeggs.xyz.



“The impulse to write things down is a peculiarly compulsive one, inexplicable to those who do not share it, useful only accidentally, only secondarily, in the way that any compulsion tries to justify itself. I suppose that it begins or does not begin in the cradle.”
—Joan Didion, Slouching Towards Bethlehem