Silas Hansen was born and raised in western New York.  He graduated from SUNY College at Brockport in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in English,740l-pj7u5ginrpumevm4tuhc4uueadvkhl5twbianki4b0crszocj_-x7ffy_pztjwynnbrqyrpxfbmuqznlkfxws_x3no9jaonzmbqzazptkhf4h95b2doxyqe3f7vi4chhtpbjx0y42_4cwlbei7zo5oaaz0jvidnvwwrt8we Women and Gender Studies, and Political Science, and earned his MFA in creative writing from The Ohio State University in 2013.  His essays have previously appeared or are forthcoming in SlateThe Normal School, Colorado ReviewHayden’s Ferry ReviewPuerto del Sol, and elsewhere, and his work won an AWP Intro Journals Project Award and has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.  Currently an assistant professor of creative writing at Ball State University, he lives and writes in Muncie, Indiana.