ALEJANDRO VARELA is a writer based in New York. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The New Republic, The Southampton Review, Pariahs (an anthology, SFA Press, 2016), Blunderbuss Magazine, The Offing, and Joyland Magazine, and has received hon- orable mention from Glimmer Train Press(May/June 2016). He is a 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Nonfiction, and a resident in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s 2017–2018 Workspace program. He is also an associate editor at Apogee Journal. And he's working on a collection of short stories, tentatively titled The First 200 Years of Eduardo.