Max McDonough is a NYC-based writer, originally from the Jersey Shore. He earned his MFA at Vanderbilt University and has received scholarships from the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, SAMLA, and the Sewanee Writers' Conference. His writing has appeared in journals including T Magazine, Best New Poets, Gulf Coast, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Adroit Journal, Beloit Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. When he's not working, you can find him in the plant section of the Home Depot.