Jeff Friedman is the author of five collections of poetry: Working in Flour (Carnegie Mellon University Press, fall 2010), Black Threads (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2007), Taking Down the Angel (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2003), Scattering the Ashes (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1998) and The Record-Breaking Heat Wave (BkMk Press-University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1986) His poems have appeared in many literary magazines, including American Poetry Review, Poetry, The Antioch Review, Prairie Schooner, Margie, 5 AM, Agni Online, Poetry International and The New Republic. He received his B.A. in English from Macalester College and an M.F.A. in Poetry from the University of Iowa. He has won two fellowships from the New Hampshire State Arts Council, The Carnegie Mellon University Press Open Competition, the Editor's Prize from The Missouri Review and the Milton Dorfman Poetry Prize. He has had residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts the Vermont Studio Center and Yaddo. He has taught at Keene State College since 1994. For many years, he was a core faculty member in the M.F.A. Program in Poetry Writing at New England College. In 2003 he was the Distinguished Poet-In-Residence in the M.F.A. program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He and Bill Doreski cofounded the Keene State Writers' Conference, which is now in its seventh year. His book of translations, Modern Hebrew Poems of the Bible, has been accepted for publication by Wolfson Press.