1. When NYU’s Liberal Studies Program—where I teach writing—announced that it would be sponsoring a symposium on the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, four somewhat peculiar words sprang into my mind: Jews. Without. Money. Grandma.
Stephen Policoff's first novel, "Beautiful Somewhere Else," won the James Jones 1st Novel Award and was published by Carroll & Graf in 2004. His essays and fiction have appeared in magazines ranging from "Family Fun" to "Provincetown Arts." He has recently completed his second novel, "The Buddha Train." He teaches writing at NYU.