Gary Joshua Garrison was raised in the mountains outside of Denver, CO. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado Denver and, in 2016, he received his MFA from Arizona State University where he taught undergraduate English and creative writing. Currently, he is pursuing a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri.
He has worked 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.
“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