Andrew Johnson is the author of “On Earth As It Is,” forthcoming October 2017. His writing has appeared in “Crazyhorse,” “The Kansas City Star,” “Guernica Daily,” “Sonora Review,” “Killing the Buddha,” “Hobart,” and elsewhere. He received an M.F.A. from the University of Missouri - Kansas City and is the director of Pilgrim Center. He lives in midtown Kansas City, Missouri, with his wife and three children.