Sharon Mesmer's fiction collections are In Ordinary Time, The Empty Quarter and Ma Vie à Yonago (Hachette, in French translation). An excerpt of her story, "Revenge," appears in I'll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing By Women; the full version was published in the Brooklyn Rail Fiction Anthology. Her poetry collections are The Virgin Formica and Annoying Diabetic Bitch. Other collections include Vertigo Seeks Affinities, Half Angel, Half Lunch and Crossing Second Avenue (ABJ Press, Tokyo). Four poems appear in the newly-released Postmodern American Poetry—A Norton Anthology (second edition). Her work has also appeared in Poetry, The Wall Street Journal, New American Writing and Women's Studies Quarterly, among other print and online journals. Her awards include two NYFA fellowships, a Fulbright Specialist grant, a 2009 Jerome Foundation/SASE mentoring award, and a MacArthur Scholarship given through the Brooklyn College MFA poetry program by nomination of Allen Ginsberg. She teaches at NYU, The New School, and online for the Chicago School of Poetics.