Emily Jiang is the author of Summoning the Phoenix, a collection of poetry and prose about modern–day child musicians playing traditional Chinese musical instruments. Emily holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Saint Mary’s College of California and a BA in English from Rice University. She is also a graduate of the Clarion Writers’ Workshop, the Chautauqua Writers’ Conference, and the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference. In other words, she is an over–educated writer. Her short fiction has won several awards, including Top Prose Prize in The Binnacle’s Ultra Short Competition, First Place in the Tom Howard/John Reid Short Story Contest. She wrestles with words everyday. Sometimes she wins. Other times, it’s a draw.