Frank Brown Cloud is a scientist and writer who teaches poetry at the Monroe County Jail and serves as a director of the Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project. His nonfiction, stories, and research have been published in a variety of periodicals.

Brown Cloud was educated at Northwestern, where he studied chemistry, economics, and creative writing (B.A. 2005), and at Stanford, where he studied physical chemistry and cellular biology (Ph.D. 2011).

He lives in Bloomington, Indiana with his spouse (an award-winning science teacher!), their young children, and several rescue animals.

Photo credit: Lisa Spencer.