Jared Marcel Pollen was born in Canada. He studied politics and literature at the University of Windsor and received his MFA from Sarah Lawrence College in NY. His work has appeared in The Millions, 3:AM Magazine, Salo Press, and Potluck Magazine, among others. He is a regular contributor at Political Animal Magazine and the author of a short story collection, The Unified Field of Loneliness, available from Crowsnest Books. He currently lives in Prague.