St. Paul, MN – Gary\’s short stories have appeared in Water~Stone Review, Great River Review, River Oak Review, Evergreen Chronicles, Orchid: A Literary Review, Blithe House Quarterly, and other publications. His awards include a Loft Mentor Series Award, a McKnight Foundation Artist fellowship, two Minnesota State Arts Board grants, and two SASE/Jerome Foundation fellowships. He has held residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, the Ragdale Foundation, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, and the Hambidge Center. He earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and has worked as a lawyer in private practice and in the legal publishing field. Currently a faculty member in the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development, he teaches courses in law and popular culture, American Literature, as well as a multidisciplinary, team-taught course about food. He is working on revising two book-length projects: Oranges, a collection of short fiction, and Carl Paulsen, a young adult novel.