Polly Duff Bresnick is the author of the chapbook Old Gus Eats (Publishing Genius, July 2012), which contains stanzas fourteen through twenty-three excerpted from her visual translation of Homer’s The Odyssey. Her chapbook, MIRROR POEMS (O’Clock Press, December 2012), contains her antonymic translations of Patricia Delmar’s Poemario Rouge.

Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Tin House's Flash Fridays, The Collagist, The Brooklyn Rail, elimae, The Agriculture Reader, Dossier, Monkeybicycle, Where Eagles Dare, decomP magazinE, The Offending Adam, Bling That Sings, Weave Magazine, No News Today, Freerange Nonfiction, BORT Quarterly, and The Fiddleback. She received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Brooklyn.

She answered some questions about her writing for The L Magazine.


She is the founder, curator, and host of the monthly reading series Writers Reading to Writers Listening to Writers Reading to Writers. In its third year, it usually takes place at Unnameable Books in the Prospect Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Read about it at Electric Literature's The Outlet and Vol. 1 Brooklyn.

She co-founded and co-hosted New York City's first ever marathon-style reading of Herman Melville's Moby-Dick in November 2012. Find information about that at the official website.


Send questions, comments, jokes, and fan mail to polly.bresnick@gmail.com