Gillian Conoley was awarded the 2017 Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America. Her eighth poetry collection, PEACE, was named an Academy of American Poets Standout Book for 2014 and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Other books include The Plot Genie, Profane Halo, Lovers in the Used World, and Tall Stranger, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Conoley’s work has received the Jerome J. Shestack Poetry Prize, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and a Fund for Poetry Award. Conoley’s translations of Henri Michaux, Thousand Times Broken, appeared with City Lights in 2014, and was named one of the top ten poetry books of 2014 by Publishers Weekly. She cotranslated (with Domenic Stansberry) Tristan Tzara’s Dada Manifesto, On Feeble Love & Bitter Love (Molotov Editions, 2016). Her Selected Poems are forthcoming with Nightboat Books in 2019. Conoley is Poet-in-Residence and Professor of English at Sonoma State University since 1994 and lives in the Bay Area.