Jeff Vande Zande lives in Michigan's Lower Peninsula, in Midland with his wife, son, and daughter, where he teaches at Delta College.
His poetry and short stories have appeared in over fifty small press magazines and journals, including College English, Passages North, Rattle, Adirondack Review, Iron Horse Literary Review, and Fugue. Two of his poems were nominated for the 1999 Pushcart Prize, and poet Jim Daniels nominated his work for a 2003 Pushcart.
In June of 2001, March Street Press released his chapbook of poems entitled Transient. In 2002, Partisan Press released his Last Name First, First Name Last. March of 2003 saw the release of his chapbook of poems, Tornado Warning (March Street Press). And, in 2004, Bottom Dog Press released a full-length collection of his short stories. March Street Press also released a chapbook of three of his stories entitled The Bridge. All three stories take place around Michigan's Mackinac Bridge.