A. Jay Adler did his graduate studies at Columbia University and is Professor of English at Los Angeles Southwest College. He is a contributing poetry editor at West magazine. Adler writes in all genres, including poetry, drama, screenwriting, fiction, and essay. His journalism has appeared in DoubleTake and Tikkun, his film criticism in Bright Lights Film Journal, and his writing on Native America has been anthologized in Global Viewpoints: Indigenous Peoples. Adler blogs on politics, ideas, and culture at the sad red earth.