Jarrett Neal's first book, What Color Is Your Hoodie?: Essays on Black Gay Identity, was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. His essays, fiction, poetry, and reviews have appeared in Litbreak, The Gay and Lesbian Review, Chelsea Station, New City, The Good Men Project, and other publications. A graduate of the MFA program in Writing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he is currently working on a collection of short stories titled The White Boy Does His Work. He lives in Oak Park, IL.