David Puretz is the Editorial Director at Global City, an independent press that publishes the literary and cultural journal Global City Review, and a growing list of other books and anthologies, including his own. As Editorial Director, he oversaw the relaunch of the journal and the publication of the newest online and print journal issue, Legacies. He is also the creator and founder of burly bird zine, a publication of Fortroyal Foundation, a non-profit for the conservation and preservation of the arts. Puretz teaches writing at Yeshiva University in New York City, where he currently resides. He earned an MFA in Creative Writing from the City College of New York, CUNY. The Escapist is his debut novel.