Brian Jackson is from the mean streets of Kearns, Utah. He received a PhD in Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English from the University of Arizona. He now teaches writing and rhetoric at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where he lives with his wife and four kids. He's the author of Mindful Writing, a textbook for first-year writing students, and Teaching Mindful Writers (Utah State University Press). Currently his left elbow is broken, and he can't stop eating peanut M & M's and listening to Bon Iver's new album. Like you, he is a writer.