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Sascha Feinstein received the 2008 Pennsylvania's Governor's Award for Artist of the Year and the Hayden Carruth Award for his poetry collection Misterioso. Individual poems have appeared in such publications as American Poetry Review, North American Review, Ploughshares, and The Penguin Book of the Sonnet. Recent books include a memoir, Black Pearls: Improvisations on Recovered Memory, and a collection of interviews, Ask Me Now: Conversations on Jazz & Literature. He is the author of two critical books, including Jazz Poetry: From the 1920s to the Present, and co-editor (with Yusef Komunyakaa) of The Jazz Poetry Anthology and its companion volume The Second Set. (Two other books—A Portrait of Hans Hofmann and The Jazz Fiction Anthology—are scheduled for later this year.) Individual essays have appeared in various publications, including The Southern Review, African American Review, The Wallace Stevens Journal, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. He is Professor of English at Lycoming College, where he co-directs the Creative Writing Program and edits Brilliant Corners: A Journal of Jazz & Literature.