Philip Kobylarz is a teacher and writer of fiction, poetry, and essays. He has worked as a journalist and film critic for newspapers in Memphis. His work appears in such publications as Paris Review and The Best American Poetry series. He is the author of a book of poems concerning life in the south of France and a short story collection titled Now Leaving Nowheresville. His creative non-fiction collection All Roads Lead from Massilia is available from Everytime Press of Adelaide, Australia; A Miscellany of Diverse Things is available from Brooklyn's Lit Riot Press; and Dos Madres Press has published Kanji Amerikana.