Jacob Anthony Moniz is a writer and visual artist from California. His work captures the ambiguities of memory, legacy, and grief, relying upon disparate forms of contemplation and narration to produce a sense of empathy in readers and viewers alike. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Catamaran Literary Reader, Penumbra, Chicago Quarterly Review, and The Ocotillo Review, among other journals and publications. His short film “Mother of Mercy” was an official selection for Best Short Screenplay at the 2020 Rome Independent Prisma Awards. “The Pacific End,” a short film based on a novel-in-progress, won Best LGBTQ Short Screenplay at the 2020 New Renaissance Film Festival in Amsterdam. He is the recipient of a grant from the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts at the University of Notre Dame, which he used to fund a multimedia arts project titled “Someplace Else,” which is based on his family history in São Miguel, Azores. He has since been invited by faculty at University of the Azores to teach creative writing and continue work on his project.