Andrew Tran is a creative writer hailing from Virginia. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and inevitably became enamored with prose and poetry. He has taken creative writing workshops at Northern VA Community College, VCU and George Mason University, as well as American University. His influences and heroes include: Yusef komunyakaa, Mary Ruefle, Joseph Heller, Richard Siken, Brett Easton Ellis, Amy Hempel, James Baldwin, Mohsin Hamid, Chen Chen, Ocean Vuong, JD Salinger, F. Scott Fitzgerald, J.K. Rowling, Brian Jacques, Eoin Colfer, Anton Chekhov, Jack Kerouac, Zora Neale Hurston, Roxane Gay, Elizabeth McCracken, and Nam Le. He has spent countless hours writing lyrics, spoken word, free-verse poetry, humor and satire, standup comedy bits, creative nonfiction, fiction, flash fiction, short stories, novellas, music profiles, journal entries, diary entries, tweets; written on laptops, using pens and pencils, on notepads, to journals, to iPhones, on dry-erase boards, to asphalt streets, prose and poetry carved into oak trees; writing is his life and passion. His published writing can be found in Whurk Magazine, Five: 2: One Magazine, Berfrois, Defenestration, and Queen Mob's Teahouse.