Jared Harel was awarded the 2015 Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize from the American Poetry Review. Additionally, his poems have appeared in such journals as Tin House, The Threepenny Review, The Southern Review, Shenandoah and Ecotone. Jared’s chapbook, The Body Double was published by Brooklyn Arts Press in 2012, and he was awarded a 2015 Individual Artist Grant from Queens Council on the Arts. A graduate of Cornell’s MFA program, he lives in Astoria, Queens, teaches writing at Nassau Community College, and plays drums for the twang-rock band, The Dust Engineers.