Patti Jazanoski’s writing has appeared in Cimarron Review, Ploughshares blog, The Rumpus, Confrontation, The San Francisco Chronicle, the international anthology 100 Stories for Haiti and elsewhere. Her flash fiction was a finalist in the Binnacle Ultra Short competition and the AWP Heat contest. She’s a member of the Authors Guild and National Book Critics Circle. Patti earned an M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Literature from the Bennington Writing Seminars and degrees from the University of California Santa Cruz and the University of Michigan. She’s currently at work on a collection of short stories and a novel.
In addition to writing, Patti worked as a software engineer in Silicon Valley for many years. She later co-founded and was the Technical Project Director for the UC Atlas of Global Inequality, which examined the link between globalization and social- and economic-inequality. She has served on the Board of Directors of two environmental nonprofits.