Elliott batTzedek holds an MFA in Poetry and Poetry in Translation from Drew University, for which she translated Dance of the Lunatic by the Israeli Jewish lesbian writer Shez; this manuscript won the 2012 Robert Bly Translation prize, judged by Martha Collins. She works as a program director in a small non-profit and as co-leader of Fringes, a poetry-based havurah. Her work appears or is forthcoming in the journals DoubleSpeak, Armchair/Shotgun, Massachusetts Review, Adanna Literary Journal, Poemeleon, Trivia, Naugatuck River ReviewLambda Literary Online, and Sinister Wisdom, and in the anthologies Two Lines Translation Anthology and Contemporary Love Poems, and as a Split This Rock poem of the week. She is a 2012 Leeway Foundation Art and Social Change grantee and in 2013 will be a resident at Vermont Studio Art Center.