John Christopher Nelson

Poetry Co-Editor / Poetry Reader – Fall 2015; Editor in Chief – Spring 2015; Reader – Spring 2014 & Fall 2013

John Christopher Nelson was raised on a 94 acre ranch in San Diego County, where he learned how to fire a shotgun, kill rattlesnakes, and trap a werewolf. At UCLA, he earned his BA in American Literature and was executive editor of the undergraduate lit journal, Westwind.

He is a recent graduate of the Stonecoast MFA and has served a variety of roles on Stonecoast Review since his first semester in July, 2013. His work was published in Stone House: A Literary Anthology, Paper Tape Magazine, Autolycus, and Westwind. His writing was included in It’s All Been Done Before But Not By Me, a student art installation at the Hammer Museum and he has presented on graphic narrative at the PCA/ACA Conference in San Francisco.

He currently lives in Seattle where he has previous experience as a programs and development intern at Hugo House.