ANGELA AJAYI’s first story, “Galina,” published in Fifth Wednesday Journal, won the 2017 PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers. Her essays, book reviews and author interviews have appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Common Online, Wild River Review and the Minneapolis Star Tribune where she is a contributing book critic. A former editor, she also teaches writing classes at the Literary Loft Center. She holds a BA in English literature from Calvin University and an MA in comparative literature from Columbia University. Her latest short story, “Our Beautiful Ukrainian Mothers,” is in the fall 2021 issue of Pleiades.