Cheryl Collins Isaac is a Liberian-American writer and a 2022 Edith Wharton Straw Dog Writer-in-Residence. A recipient of the 2020 James Baldwin Fellowship at MacDowell, her work has been anthologized in South Writ Large: Stories from the Global South. She has been published in Chicago Quarterly Review, The Common, Ocean State Review, Hawaii Pacific Review, and more. She earned her MFA from The University of Tampa. A newcomer to Massachusetts, Cheryl enjoys exploring Worcester’s downtown restaurants with her husband.