Published poet and essayist, J Brooke, is the previous Nonfiction Editor and current Alumni Mentor of the Stonecoast Review. E is the winner of the Nonfiction category in Columbia Journal’s Womxn’s History Month Special Issue, a winner of Beyond Words Literary Magazine’s Dream Challenge, earned Honorable Mention in Streetlight Magazine’s 2020 Spring Essay Contest, was a selected finalist for Sunspot Literature’s Inception Contest, and had a fiction essay in the top seven finalists for North American Review’s 2020 Kurt Vonnegut Prize. Publications include Columbia Journal, Harvard Review, TSR-The Southampton Review, RFD Magazine, Hartskill Review, Rubbertop Review, Mom Egg Review, The East Hampton Star. Brooke’s film work includes The Bed, (winner of Cinewomen’s Best Short Documentary and Brooklyn Film Festival’s Silver Award), and two features (co-created with partner in film and life, Beatrice Alda) Legs: A Big Issue in a Small Town, and Out Late — distributed by Amazon and First Run Features, respectively. Eir MFA degree in Creative Writing is from the University of Southern Maine. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College, e majored in creative writing at Haverford College. Brooke’s misspent youth was spent in advertising.