Jay DeshpandeUSAWriting2018

Jay Deshpande is the author of the poetry collection Love the Stranger, named a top debut of 2015 by Poets & Writers, and of the chapbook The Rest of the Body (both from YesYes Books). His poems have appeared in Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Narrative, and elsewhere. He is at work on a collection of poems and a book of translations of Egyptian surrealist Georges Henein. Formerly on the faculty at Columbia University's School of the Arts, he will be a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University in the fall.