Linsey Abrams, director of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at City College, CUNY is the author of the novels Charting by the Stars, Double Vision and Our History in New York. Her stories have been published in such magazines as Bomb, New Directions Annual and Glimmer Train, and anthologized in Editors’ Choice: Best Short Fiction andTasting Life Twice: Literary Lesbian Fiction, among other collections. Her reviews have appeared in The New York Times and The LA Times Book Reviews, and her essays on contemporary literature in such journals as The Mississippi Review, Quimera (Barcelona),The Review of Contemporary Fiction and Michigan Quarterly.