Eric James Beyer is an Istanbul-based writer who was born and raised in the American Midwest, graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010. He moved to Turkey later that same year. He has worked as an editor and a freelance contributor for The Guide Istanbul magazine, and most recently developed and co-curated the publication's "The Word Istanbul" spread, which showcased the city's local and upcoming literary talent. His work has also been featured on sites such as Bianet.org and the London-based podcast Lunar Poetry. You can see more of his work on his website, twostoriestall.com.