Tisa Bryant is the author of Unexplained Presence (Leon Works, 2007), a collection of hybrid essays on myth-making and black presences in film, literature and visual art; co-editor/founder of the cross-referenced journal of narrative and storytelling possibility, The Encyclopedia Project, which published Encyclopedia Vol. 2 F-K, in 2010, and co-editor of War Diaries, an anthology on black gay men’s desire and survival, published in 2010 by AIDS Project Los Angeles, and nominated for a LAMBDA Literary Award. Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in the journals 1913, Animal Shelter, Black Clock, Mandorla, Viz., in the ‘zine, Universal Remote: Meditations on the Absence of Michael Jackson, and in exhibit catalogs for visual artists Jaime Cortez, Wura-Natasha Ogunji, and filmmaker Cauleen Smith. A novel, The Curator, is forthcoming. She teaches fiction, prose, hybrid forms and innovative ethnic literature at the California Institute of the Arts.