Jay Deshpande is the author of the poetry collection Love the Stranger (YesYes Books), named one of the top debuts of 2015 by Poets & Writers, and the forthcoming chapbook The Rest of the Body. He has received fellowships or support from Kundiman, Civitella Ranieri, Saltonstall Arts Colony, and the Key West Literary Seminar. His poems have recently appeared in Boston ReviewDenver Quarterly, LARB Quarterly Journal, and Horsethief. He teaches at Columbia University and lives in Brooklyn.