Andrey Gritsman is a poet and essayist, originally from Russia, who lives in New York City. His works have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Richmond Review, Poetry International, Manhattan Review, New Orleans Review, Poet Lore and many others and were included in several anthologies. Gritsman is the author of several collections of poetry in English. He runs Intercultural Poetry Series at Cornelia Street Café in New York and edits an international poetry magazine Interpoezia. He received an honorable mention and several nominations for the Pushcart Prize. His work was on the short list of the Osterweil Poetry Award of the American PEN Center.