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Matthew Vollmer

Matthew Vollmer grew up in Western North Carolina. He has taught at Purdue University and the Gotham Writer’s Workshop in New York City. In addition to VQR, his work has appeared or is forthcoming in Paris Review, Tin House, PRISM International, New Letters, and Gulf Coast.


The Gospel of Mark Schneider

On Laura's first day at the Purdue Entomology lab, while counting white larvae floating in glass vials, Mark asked her if she was gay, and she said yes. Based on her first ten minutes of observing him, she'd thought he was a cocky asshole. She like [...]