Donna Baier Stein is the author of the story collection Sympathetic People (Serving House Books). Her work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, Virginia Quarterly Review, Puerto del Sol, and elsewhere. She was a founding poetry editor at Bellevue Literary Review and now publishes Tiferet Journal.  Her story collection was a Finalist in the Iowa Fiction Awards; her unpublished novel Fortune received the PEN/New England Discovery Award. Other awards include a scholarship from Bread Loaf, fellowships from Johns Hopkins University and the New Jersey Council for the Arts, prizes from the Poetry Societies of Virginia and New Hampshire, an Honorable Mention from the Allen E. Ginsberg Poetry Prizes, a Summer Literary Seminars Scholarship, three Pushcart nominations and prizes from Kansas Quarterly, Florida Review, and elsewhere. Her poetry chapbook Sometimes You Sense the Difference was published in 2012.