Matthew Pockrus received his MFA in creative writing from the University of Minnesota. He is at work on a memoir about his former membership in the Mormon church and his full-time Mormon missionary service in Ukraine from 2012-2014, during the time of the Ukrainian Euromaidan revolution and the Russian annexation of Crimea. His nonfiction appeared most recently in the literary anthology Blossom as a Cliffrose, his essay, “To Twist and To Turn,” there reflecting upon geology, landscape, and the nature of personal identity. He is a former editor at Great River Review and is co-founder of Prose Online, an online literary magazine focused on accessibility, with Tarik Dobbs. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.