Stacy Nathaniel Jackson, born in Los Angeles, attended Ramona Convent College Prep School and was chosen for California Girls State in a former incarnation of his life. He is a retired finance director of African American and Filipina descent who began writing after a serendipitous corporate layoff. His artistic practice in multiple forms addresses gender, family history, and conflict emergence.

His poems, plays, essays, and visual art have appeared in Electric Literature, Foglifter, The Georgia Review, and The Offing among others. He is a Cave Canem poetry fellow, recipient of an individual artist grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission, a Millay Arts Vincent Prize recipient, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellow, a 2023 Hurston/Wright Foundation summer fellow in speculative fiction, and a member of Jack Straw Cultural Center’s 2024 Writers Program curated by Nisi Shawl. His debut novel The Ephemera Collector is forthcoming from Liveright in 2025.

Stacy received his BAFA, magna cum laude from the University of Southern California, a graduate assistantship in sculpture from the University of Arizona, an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University, and an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. Influences include Octavia E. Butler, Walter Mosley, Colson Whitehead, Suzan-Lori Parks, and Martin Puryear. He is currently studying European Portuguese in preparation to make a grand escape to Madeira Island if DJT mounts a successful comeback to the Whitehouse.