F. C. Brown CloudIn addition to his other work, Frank Brown Cloud teaches poetry at the Monroe County Jail and serves as a director of the Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project. His essays, stories, and research have appeared in journals such as The Coachella Review, Palaver, and The Journal of Cell Biology. He also writes a weekly essay column for this website.

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: Peter Voskuil.