photo by Kat SchleicherBayard Godsave was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island and raised in Western New York. He has an MFA from Minnesota State University-Moorhead and he received his PhD in English from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His fiction has appeared in, among other places, the Cream City Review, Cimarron Review, Florida Review, South Dakota Review,  Pleiades, and the Gettysburg Review. He is the author of Lesser Apocalypses, a short story collection published by Queen’s Ferry Press in 2012. His second collection, a pair of novellas titled, Torture Tree, was published by Queen’s Ferry Press in 2014. Bayard is an Assistant Professor, teaching writing and literature at Cameron University in Oklahoma. (Author photo by Kat Schleicher)