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Joy Ladin

Yeshiva University
New York, NY
I am the author of nine books of poetry, including Lambda Literary Award finalists Impersonation and Transmigration, and last year's Fireworks in the Graveyard (Headmistress Press) and The Future is Trying to Tell Us Something: New and Selected Poems (Sheep Meadow Press). A work of creative non-fiction, The Soul of the Stranger, about reading the Bible from a transgender perspective, is due out in 2018 from Brandeis University Press. My memoir of gender transition, Through the Door of Life, was a 2012 National Jewish Book Award finalist. My work has been recognized with a National Endowment of the Arts fellowship and a Fulbright Scholarship, among other honors. I hold the Gottesman Chair in English at Yeshiva University.