Vincent Francone is a writer and graduate student living in Chicago, Illinois. He holds a BA from Roosevelt University in English and is pursuing an MA from Northwestern University. His literary interests seem to orbit around Latin American and Russian literature, and he is beginning work on a creative thesis, a collection of city poems. A veteran of the now defunct Aspidistra Bookshop, he has been building a bunker out of books for the last sixteen years. He prefers poblanos to jalapeno peppers.