Thomas Sleigh's many books include Station Zed, Army Cats, winner of the John Updike Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and Space Walk, which received the Kingsley Tufts Award. In addition, Far Side of the Earth won an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, The Dreamhouse was a finalist for the LA Times Book Award, and The Chain was a finalist for the Lenore Marshall Prize. He's also received the PSA's Shelley Prize, a Guggenheim, two NEAs, and many other awards, and he has two books forthcoming in Feb. 2018 from Graywolf Press, The Land Between Two Rivers: Poetry in an Age of Refugees, a book of essays; and a book of poems, One War Everywhere. His work appears in The New Yorker, Poetry, as well as The Best of the Best American Poetry, The Best American Travel Writing, and The Pushcart Anthology. He is a Distinguished Professor at Hunter College and has worked as a journalist in the Middle East and Africa.