Never explain, never retract, never apologize. Just get the thing done and let them howl.
Canadian Suffragist Nelly McClung
Elliott batTzedek was a co-founder of QuillsEdge and helped guide the press through its first two years. She holds an MFA in Poetry and Poetry in Translation from Drew University; her translation manuscript of Dance of the Lunatic by the Israeli Jewish lesbian writer Shez won the 2012 Robert Bly Translation prize, judged by Martha Collins. She is the events coordinator for Big Blue Marble Bookstore, and founder of Poetry Business Manager. Her work appears or is forthcoming in the journals: Sakura Review, American Poetry Review, Massachusetts Review, Naugatuck River Review, Lambda Literary Online, and Sinister Wisdom, and in the anthologies: Passageways: the 2012 Two Lines Translation Anthology, and Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence. Her chapbook The Enkindled Coal of My Tongue is forthcoming from Wicked Banshee Press. She blogs about poetry and translation at thisfrenzy.com.