Chris Jenkins

Chris Jenkins (Cherokee) is a former educator and bartender from Evergreen, Colorado. His writing has appeared in Eclectica, Burnt Pine Magazine, Word Riot, and Inland. He was a finalist in the 2018 Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society Novel-in-Progress competition. He has edited numerous magazines including Word Riot. He has also written two academic books, published in several academic journals, and written for several newspapers. He taught creative writing and English as a Second Language while serving on the Oklahoma Language Arts Writing Committee for several years. He has a Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University, a master’s from the University of Oklahoma, and a Bachelor’s in English from Northeastern State University. He has now shifted his focus from academia to creative works and aspires to write and direct.