Em North is a genderqueer writer who has lived in eleven states in the past decade. They received their MFA in fiction from Johns Hopkins University, and their work has appeared in Conjunctions, Lightspeed, Best American Experimental Writing 2020, and elsewhere. In previous lives, they’ve done research in observational cosmology and Lie algebras, caretook a ranch in the San Juans, taught snowboarding and creative writing, and trained horses. Their debut novel, IN UNIVERSES, is forthcoming with Harper Books in 2024. Find them at emznorth.com.