Colleen O’Brien is the author of All Roads, a collection of short stories (TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press) and  Spool in the Maze, a poetry chapbook, which won the DIAGRAM/New Michigan Press contest. Her stories and poems have appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Fence, Kenyon Review Online, The Antioch Review, Denver QuarterlyWest Branch, and other journals. Her story “Charlie” won a Pushcart Prize, and her full-length poetry manuscript, Reel, was a finalist for the 2021 National Poetry Series.