Photo-TJBTJ Beitelman is the author of five books, most recently Communion, a collection of short stories available through Black Lawrence Press. He’s the author of a novel, John the Revelator, and two poetry collections, Americana and In Order to Form a More Perfect Union, all available through Black Lawrence Press. He has also published a hybrid memoir, Self-Helpless: A Misfit’s Guide to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, which is available in digital form through Outpost 19. His short stories and poems have appeared in Quarterly WestIndiana Review, Colorado Review, Bellevue Review, Third Coast, Copper NickelDIAGRAMVerse Daily, and New Orleans Review, among other publications. A recipient of fellowships from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the Cultural Alliance of Greater Birmingham, he currently serves on the board of the Alabama Writers’ Conclave. [CV]