Michael Credico is the author of Heartland Calamitous (Autumn House Press), which was longlisted for the 2021 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Short Story Collection and The 2021 Story Prize. His writing has appeared in Black Warrior Review, The Collagist, Columbia Journal, Denver Quarterly, DIAGRAM, Hobart, New Ohio Review, NOÖ Journal, Puerto del Sol, Quarterly West, and others. He has received an Individual Excellence Award in Literature from the Ohio Arts Council. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio, where he is working on a novel about the Great Lakes.