FRANCES CANNON is a writer and artist with an MFA in nonfiction and book arts from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop at the University of Iowa, and a BFA in poetry and printmaking from the University of Vermont. She is the author and illustrator of the graphic memoir, The Highs and Lows of Shapeshift Ma and Big-Little Frank, published by Gold Wake Press, as well as a book of paintings and poetic translations, Tropicalia, through Vagabond Press, and a book of poems and prints, Uranian Fruit, through Honeybee Press. She was born in Utah and has since lived in Oregon, Vermont, California, Maine, Iowa, Italy, Guatemala, France, and Mexico making art and writing books. She has also worked as an editorial intern and contributor at McSweeney's Quarterly, The Believer, The Lucky Peach, and The Iowa Review. She has recently been published in Vice, Prompt Press, The Iowa Review, The Examined Life Journal, Edible Magazine, Electric Lit, and Vol. 1 Brooklyn.