Stephen D. Gutierrez is the author of three books of stories and essays, including Live from Fresno y Los, which won an American Book Award, and The Mexican Man in His Backyard, Stories & Essays. He has published widely in magazines and anthologies. His nonfiction has appeared in Fourth Genre, River Teeth, Third Coast, Santa Monica Review, Under the Sun, ZYZZYVA, Bluestem, The Los Angeles Review, Catamaran Literary Reader and Alaska Quarterly Review. He is a current Best of the Net and Pushcart Prize nominee for recent work in Waccamaw and Under the Gum Tree, respectively. He teaches at Cal State East Bay in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Stephen’s essay ‘Our President-elect Causes Chest Pains and an E.R. Visit on Thanksgiving’ will be featured in Pact Press’ inaugural anthology to be released in March of 2017.