Jim Ross jumped into creative pursuits in 2015 after a rewarding career in public health research. With a graduate degree from Howard University, in six years he’s published nonfiction, poetry, and photography in over 150 journals and anthologies on four continents. Publications include 580 Split, Bombay Gin, Burningword, Columbia Journal, Hippocampus, Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Lunch Ticket, MAKE, Manchester Review, Stonecoast, The Atlantic, and Typehouse. Jim’s recently-published photo essays include Barren, DASH, Kestrel, Litro, New World Writing, So It Goes, and Wordpeace. Jim has also published graphic nonfiction pieces based on old postcards, such as Ilanot Review and Barren. A nonfiction piece led to involvement in a high-profile documentary limited series aired internationally. Jim and his wife—parents of two health professionals and grandparents of five little ones—split their time between city and mountains.