MICHAEL JEFFREY LEE’S first collection, Something in My Eye, received the Mary McCarthy Prize and was published by Sarabande. His stories have appeared in N+1, BOMB, The Southern Review, and The Rupture, among others. He has taught fiction at Tulane University, the University of Louisiana, and New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (NOCCA). He was the recipient of the Yale Educator Award for his work at NOCCA. He is also the vocalist for Budokan Boys, who are part of this year’s SHAPE Platform.