Stephen West

Stephen J. West’s writing has appeared in The Baltimore Review, PANK, Fugue, and Zone 3 among others, and he was a featured artist by Ninth Letter, who published his artist’s book DIY View-Master: Intimate Space. Stephen is currently at work on a book-length essay that investigates both the conspiracy theory a Private I in West Virginia believes is behind his arrest and Stephen’s own suspicion that his desire to be an artist is out of sync with his identity as a husband and father. Prior to moving to Rochester and becoming Writer-in-Residence at St. John Fisher College, Stephen earned an MFA from the University of Iowa and spent five years teaching at West Virginia University.