Gary Joshua Garrison was raised in the mountains of Colorado. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado Denver, an MFA from Arizona State University and a master’s in journalism from the University of Missouri. He has taught undergraduate English and creative writing (at ASU) and worked as a copy editor at the Minneapolis Star Tribune and in a variety of roles, including assistant city editor and a reporter, at the Columbia Missourian.
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 also served as a copy editor and contributor. Along with his friend, the poet Jacqueline Balderrama, he spent a year teaching creative writing at Arizona State Prison.
He currently lives in Shanghai.
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