"Stefan Kiesbye was born on Northern Germany’s Baltic coast. In 1985 he moved to West Berlin, since it offered a wall and morbid exclusivity. He studied drama, performed on stages in Hamburg and Berlin, and hosted a morning show for a Gay and Lesbian radio station. After enrolling in American Studies, he received a German Academic Exchange Service fellowship to study at SUNY at Buffalo, and graduated in 1998. Three years later he received an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan. Stefan Kiesbye’s stories and poems have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. He currently teaches writing at Eastern Michigan University and works as a freelance writer."