Jory Post is an educator, writer, and artist who lives in Santa Cruz, California. He and his wife, Karen Wallace, create handmade books and art together as JoKa Press. Jory is the co-founder and publisher of phren-z, an online literary quarterly. His first book of prose poetry, The Extra Year, was published by Anaphora Literary Press in 2019, and was followed by a second, Of Two Minds, in 2020. His work has been published in Catamaran Literary Reader, Chicago Quarterly Review, Rumble Fish Quarterly, The Sun, and elsewhere. His short stories Sweet Jesus and Hunt and Gather were nominated for the 2019 Pushcart Prize.