Judy Halebsky’s book Sky = Empty, won the New Issues Poetry Prize and was a finalist for the California Book Award. The MacDowell Colony, the Millay Colony, and the Canada Council for the Arts have supported her work. Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, she studied art and literature in Japan for five years on fellowships from the Japanese Ministry of Culture. With a collective of Tokyo poets, she edits and translates the bilingual poetry journal Eki Mae. She lives in San Francisco and teaches at Dominican University of California.