Kurt Kirchmeier lives and writes in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. His stories and poems have appeared in Abyss & Apex, Shimmer, Tesseracts 15, Weird Tales, and elsewhere. His debut novel The Absence of Sparrows (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) was published in 2019. When he isn’t reading or writing, Kurt can often be found outside, photographing nature. He has a particular fondness for birds.