Dean Kostos‘ Pierced by Night-Colored Threads, will be released in the fall of 2017. This Is Not a Skyscraper won the Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award. Previous collections include Rivering, Last Supper of the Senses, The Sentence That Ends with a Comma, and Celestial Rust. Publications include The Bangalore Review, Barrow Street, Boulevard, Chelsea, Cimarron Review, Mediterranean Poetry, New Madrid, Southwest Review, Stand Magazine, Western Humanities Review, and elsewhere. Kostos has served as literary judge for Columbia University’s Gold Crown Awards.