TED JONATHAN is a poet and short story writer. Born and raised in the Bronx, he now lives in New Jersey. Bones & Jokes, his most recent full-length collection of poems and short stories, was published by NYQ Books (2009). His first collection Spiked Libido was published by Neukeia Press. Ted's work has appeared in New York Quarterly, Web Del Sol Review, Pedestal, Hiram Poetry Review, and many other magazines. Translations of his poetry have appeared in multiple Russian magazines.