Izzy Wasserstein is a queer and trans woman who teaches writing and literature at a midwestern university and writes poetry and fiction. Her work has appeared in Clarkesworld, Apex, Analog, and elsewhere. Her most recent poetry collection is When Creation Falls. She shares a home with her spouse Nora E. Derrington and their animal companions. She’s an enthusiastic member of the 2017 class of Clarion West and likes to slowly run long distances.