Dr. Ryan Thorpe teaches humanities and writing courses at the University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute. He is the poetry editor of The Shanghai Literary Review and manages the Shanghai Writing Workshop for anyone interested in creative writing. He writes columns for The Global Times and Sixth Tone, has published in numerous literary journals, and is currently working on a creative writing textbook. He is the editor of the Blue Tiger Review, www.bluetigerreivew.com, which publishes the work of ESL writers. More information on his work can be found at www.rythorpe.com. He also enjoys looking at pictures of bears, pretending he is the caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland, and drinking far too much coffee.