Jeff Kass

Jeff Kass teachers Creative Writing and English Literature at Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and at Eastern Michigan University. In addition, he is the Literary Arts Director at Ann Arbor’s teen center, The Neutral Zone, and the Programming Director for the Ann Arbor Book Festival. He is the author of the award-winning poetry chapbook Invisible Staircase; the award-winning essay chapbook From the Front of the Room; the one-man performance poetry show Wrestle the Great Fear; and the co-author along with Scott Beal of the teaching guidebook Underneath: The Archaeological Approach to Teaching Creative Writing. His debut short story collection, Knuckleheads, has been selected as a finalist by ForeWord Magazine as 2011’s Best Short Fiction Collection of the Year, as a silver medalist by E-Lit for Best Short Fiction E-Book Collection of 2011 and as the Gold Medalist for Independent Publishers Best Short Fiction Collection of 2011.