Terese Svoboda (www.teresesvoboda.com) is an American poet, novelist, memoirist, short story writer, librettist, translator, biographer, critic, and videomaker. She is the author of five collections of poetry, five novels, a novella and stories, a memoir, and a book of translation. Her essays, reviews, fiction, and poetry have appeared in numerous publications, including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Chicago Tribune, Ploughshares, The Atlantic, Poetry, Times Literary Supplement, Yale Review, Slate, and The New York Times. She was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fiction Fellowship and the Money for Women Barbara Deming Memorial Prize, and she teaches fiction at the Center for Fiction in New York. Her new book of poetry is When the Next Big War Blows Down the Valley: Selected and New Poems 1985-2015 (Anhinga Press). Professor Harriman's Steam Air-Ship, another book of poetry, (Eyewear) is forthcoming in October, and Live Sacrifice (Ravenna), a book of stories, will appear in 2017.