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Rachel Swearingen’s stories have appeared in The Kenyon Review, Agni, American Short Fiction, Witness, and elsewhere. Her work has garnered several prizes, including the 2015 Missouri Review Jeffrey E. Smith Editor’s Prize, a 2012 Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award, and the 2011 Mississippi Review Prize in Fiction. She has taught creative writing and American literature at Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College, and lives in Minneapolis.