Dewaine Farria is the author of the novel Revolutions of All Colors (Syracuse University Press, forthcoming), and his short stories have appeared in the Southern Humanities Review, CRAFT Literary, and Drunken Boat, among others. His essays and short nonfiction have appeared in the Rumpus, the New York Times, War on the Rocks, the Mantle, and Afropunk, among others. He is a contributing editor for the Maine Review. As a U.S. Marine he served in Jordan and Ukraine, and for the United Nations, he served in the North Caucasus, Kenya, Somalia, and Occupied Palestine. He holds a BS from the University of the State of New York-Albany, an MA in International and Area Studies from the University of Oklahoma, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.