Myronn Hardy is the author of two volumes of poetry, Approaching the Center, winner of the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award, and The Headless Saints, winner of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. His poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly Review, Indiana Review, FIELD, Versal (Amsterdam), and elsewhere. His short stories have appeared in Gulf Coast, Callaloo, and Gargoyle, and have garnered him a Pushcart Prize nomination. Hardy has received fellowships from Bread Loaf, the Annenberg Foundation, Djerassi, Cave Canem, Instituto Sacatar, and Fundación Valparaiso. He has received degrees from the University of Michigan and Columbia University. He is based in New York City, but is currently working and completing his first novel in Morocco.