Joseph Earl Thomas is a writer from Northeast Philly whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in in After the Pause, Philadelphia Printworks, The Offing, and The Kenyon Review. He is a VONA and Winter Tangerine workshop alumni. A memoirist and poet, he often wonders how things might have gone had he fallen in love with hominids first, and so he spends much of his time reading and writing speculative fiction. Joseph is grinding on two book-length projects: Sink, a memoir about coming of age as an undereducated blerd in the city, and a novel The Gift from Alondria. He blogs on birth world problems at josephearlthomas.com.