Alan Elyshevitz is the author of a collection of stories, The Widows and Orphans Fund (SFA Press); a full-length poetry collection, Generous Peril (Cyberwit); and four poetry chapbooks. Recent poems of his have appeared in Tar River Poetry, Denver Quarterly, Consequence, and many other publications. He won the James Hearst Poetry Prize from the North American Review, the Cervena Barva Press Poetry Chapbook Prize, and the James Tate International Poetry Prize from SurVision Books. In addition, he is a two-time recipient of a fellowship in fiction from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. For nearly two decades he served as Assistant Professor of English at the Community College of Philadelphia. Born and raised in New York City, he now lives in East Norriton, PA with his wife, Carol Skalky, a noted short story writer and dog trainer.