Patti Jazanoski’s writing has appeared in Cimarron Review, Kenyon Review Online Ploughshares Blog, Confrontation, The Rumpus, The San Francisco Chronicle, Catamaran Literary Reader, and elsewhere. She’s been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and was awarded the 2018 Short Fiction Scholarship for the Mendocino Coast Writing Conference. 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 and manager 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.