JEFF FRIEDMAN’s tenth book, Ashes in Paradise, will be published by Madhat Press in fall 2023. He is the author of nine previous collections of poetry and prose, including The Marksman (Carnegie Mellon University, 2020), Floating Tales (Plume Editions/Madhat Press, 2017), and Pretenders (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2014). Meg Pokrass and Friedman’s cowritten fabulist microfiction collection, The House of Grana Padano, was published by Pelekinesis in April 2022. Friedman’s poems, mini stories and translations have appeared in American Poetry Review, Poetry, New England Review, Poetry International, Hotel Amerika, Cast-Iron Aeroplanes That Can Actually Fly: Commentaries from 80 American Poets on their Prose Poetry, Dreaming Awake: New Contemporary Prose Poetry from the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom, Flash Fiction Funny, Fiction International, The New Republic, Best Microfiction 2023, 2022, and 2021, and numerous other literary magazines and anthologies. Dzvinia Orlowsky’s and his translation of Memorials by Polish Poet Mieczslaw Jastrun was published by Lavender Ink/Dialogos in August 2014. Nati Zohar and Friedman’s book of translations  Two Gardens: Modern Hebrew Poems of the Bible, was published by Singing Bone Press in 2016. Friedman has received numerous awards and prizes, including a National Endowment Literature Translation Fellowship in 2016 (with Dzvinia Orlowsky) and two individual Artist Grants from New Hampshire Arts Council. He taught creative writing at Keene State College for many years and was awarded both the Excellence in Teaching award and the Teaching-Performance Award. He now teaches private workshops. Jeff Friedman lives in West Lebanon, New Hampshire with artist Colleen Randall and their dog Ruby.