By Stephen Massimilla
Stephen Massimilla is a poet, scholar, professor, and painter. His multi-genre Cooking with the Muse (Tupelo, 2016) won the Eric Hoffer Book Award, the National Indie Excellence Award, an Independent Author Network Book of the Year Award, and others. He is co-editor of the forthcoming anthology, Stronger than Fear: Poems of Social Justice. Massimilla has recent work in AGNI, American Literary Review, Barrow Street, Chelsea, and many other journals and anthologies. He holds an M.F.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University and teaches at Columbia University and The New School.