Stephen’s co-authored book, Cooking with the Muse: A Sumptuous Gathering of Seasonal Recipes, Culinary Poetry, and Literary Fare, is forthcoming from Tupelo Press. Acclaim for his other books includes an SFASU Press Prize for The Plague Doctor in His Hull-Shaped Hat; the Bordighera Poetry Prize for Forty Floors from Yesterday; the Grolier Poetry Prize for Later on Aiaia; and a Van Rensselaer award, selected by Kenneth Koch. Massimilla’s work has most recently appeared in AGNI, Barrow Street, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Harpur Palate, The Literary Review, Poet Lore, RHINO, and Verse Daily. He holds an MFA and a PhD from Columbia University and teaches at Columbia and The New School.