Barry Graham grew up in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. After stumbling through thirteen different schools, K-12, he somehow found his way to college, eventually receiving an MFA in Fiction from Rutgers University and an MA from Eastern Michigan University.
While at Rutgers, he was the founding editor of their annual graduate student anthology, Slush, and an Assistant Editor for their literary journal, Storyquarterly. While at Eastern Michigan University, Graham was the founding editor of their annual graduate student anthology, 50/50, and served as Vice- President of their Creative Writing Graduate Student Organization. He also served as an Assistant Editor for their literary journal Bathhouse Magazine and was awarded the university's highest honor for fiction writing, the Jumpmettle Award.
Barry Graham is the author of the novella, Nothing or Next to Nothing and three collections of short fiction, This Isn't Who We Are, Not a Speck of Light is Showing and The National Virginity Pledge, which was a finalist for the NGI Book Award.
Barry Graham has taught at Rutgers University, Madonna University, Adrian College, Monroe County Community College, Willow Run Middle School, and Ypsilanti High School as a Writer-in-Residence for Dzanc Books.
Barry Graham is a National Tic-Tac-Toe Association champion, food critic, photographer, investigative journalist, horror film screenwriter and enthusiast, spiritual adviser, editor/publisher, McDonald's propagandist, father of two amazingly intelligent, kind-hearted, creative, beautiful daughters, and the founder of DOGZPLOT.