Stephen Policoff's 1st novel, Beautiful Somewhere Else, won the James Jones Award and was published by Carroll & Graf in 2004. His 2nd novel, Come Away, won the Dzanc Award,
and was published by Dzanc Books in 2014. His essays and fiction have recently appeared in THE RUMPUS, PROVINCETOWN ARTS, RAZOR LITERARY JOURNAL, and many other publications.
He is currently Clinical Professor of Writing in Global Liberal Studies at NYU. "Trouble in Mind' is an excerpt from his 3rd novel, The Dangerous Blues.