Philip Christman is an English Department Writing Program instructor at U of M. He holds an MA in English Literature from Marquette University and an MFA in fiction writing from University of South Carolina-Columbia. Before coming to Michigan, he taught English composition at North Carolina Central University, and served as Writing Coordinator at MURAP, a summer program that offers graduate school preparation to undergrads whose work centers underrepresented communities. He is currently editor of the yearly Michigan Review of Prisoner Creative Writing. His own work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Hedgehog Review, Vox, The Christian Century, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Commonweal, and other places, and he writes a New Books column for Plough Quarterly. He is the author of Midwest Futures (Belt Publishing, 2020). He is working on an essay collection.