Ian Stansel

Ian Stansel’s work has appeared in the Antioch Review, Barrelhouse, and elsewhere, and received an honorable mention in Best American Short Stories 2008. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he was the recipient of an Iowa Arts Fellowship, and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Houston. He is a fiction editor for Gulf Coast.

The Ecotone Interview with David Philip Mullins

Between 2003 and 2005, David Philip Mullins and Ian Stansel attended the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where they became fast friends and ongoing readers for one another. David’s debut collection, Greetings from Below, which includes the story “Arboretum,” first appearing in…

A Dry Season

My father was a farmer. He woke before light and spent his days trying to guide and control the life that came out of the earth. The farm belonged to his family gone back three generations. Corn from the get-go.