Marco Verdoni was born and raised in Saginaw, MI. He is an MFA graduate of the New Writers Project in Austin, TX, and a Fulbright scholar. His short story “Immigrant Song” was selected to appear in Akashic Books’ anthology Prison Noir, edited by Joyce Carol Oates; his essay “When to Tell Someone You Went to Prison” is the winner of the 2019 Steinberg Essay Prize, and will appear in the Fourth Genre Spring 2020 issue. 

Currently, he is in Mexico City writing about the circus and completing a memoir about growing up in prison.