Award winning, widely anthologized poet, novelist, and short story writer, Ira Sadoff has published six collections of poetry, including Emotional Traffic and Palm Reading In Winter. He has also published a novel, Uncoupling, and The Ira Sadoff Reader, a collection of stories, poems, and essays. He has received Fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. His poems and stories have appeared in most major literary magazines, including The New Yorker, The American Poetry, The Paris Review, The Nation, The New Republic, Esquire, Antaeus, The Hudson Review, and The Partisan Review. Poems in Grazinghave been awarded the Leonard Shestack Prize, the Pushcart Poetry Prize, and the George Bogin Memorial Prize from the Poetry Society of America. He has taught at the University of Virginia, the Iowa Writers Workshop, and currently teaches at Colby College and the M.F.A. program at Warren Wilson College. He lives with his wife Linda and his two stepchildren, Casey and Julie.