Stefan Strychar was born and raised in Detroit. He left Michigan after college, and in 2011 earned an MFA in creative writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He spent the next year as a poetry reader for The Literary Review. In his travels since, he has completed an MLS in archives management, interned at Harvard and MIT, released three albums of music, and studied black and white film photography.

He is currently the Poetry Editor for the Forest for the Trees Journal. The inaugural issue of Forest for the Trees is now available for purchase.