The author of nine books, Dean Kostos’s seventh collection—This Is Not a Skyscraper—won the Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award, selected by Mark Doty. His poems, personal essays, and reviews have appeared in over 300 journals, including Barrow Street, Boulevard, Southwest Review, Western Humanities Review, on Oprah Winfrey’s web-site Oxygen.com and on the Harvard University Press website. He has taught at the Gallatin School of New York University, The City University of New York, and Wesleyan. He has held workshops for gifted adolescents at Columbia University’s Columbia Scholastic Press Association. He has been invited to read his poetry at Princeton, Harvard, and City Lights Bookstore. His poem, “Subway Silk,” was translated into a movie by Canadian filmmaker Jill Clark and presented a Tribeca and San Francisco film festivals. He spends free time frequenting the Chelsea gallery scene.