About Our Guest Editors for "Foreign Bodies"
Guest Editor for Poetry: Sarah Wetzel
Sarah Wetzel, poet and engineer, is the author of Bathsheba Transatlantic, which won the Philip Levine Prize for Poetry and was published in 2010 by Anhinga Press. After job-hopping across Europe and the Americas, Sarah currently divides time between New York and Tel Aviv, Israel. She graduated from Georgia Tech in 1989, and in 1997, received a MBA from Berkeley. Sarah completed a MFA from Bennington College in January 2009. Her poems and essays appear in Israeli and American publications including Barrow Street, Valparaiso, Quiddity, Rattle, CALYX, Nimrod, and others.
Guest Editor for Fiction: Mark Mirsky
Mark Mirsky is the editor of the magazine Fiction, founded in 1972. He is a Professor of English at the City College of New York. His thirteen published books include novels, critical works on Dante, Shakespeare and Jewish experience. He is co-editor of the anthology Rabbinic Fantasy, The Jews of Pinsk, and editor of Robert Musil’s Diaries in English. His novel, Blue Hill Avenue was New and Recommended in the New York Times Sunday Book Review and cited in 2009 by the Boston Globe as among the 100 most “Essential New England Books.” His reviews have appeared recently in Haaretz’s English edition, and there is a chapter about him in Jules Chametzky’s just-published Out of Brownsville. His most recent book, The Drama in Shakespeare’s Sonnets, A Satire to Decay, was hailed by Cynthia Ozick as “astonishing…a critical and literary feat.”