Helen Mitsios

Helen Mitsios is a poet, writer, and editor. She is author of the poetry collections “The Grand Tour" and “If Black Had A Shadow." She is editor of four groundbreaking anthologies, “New Japanese Voices: The Best Contemporary Fiction from Japan" (listed twice as a New York Times Editor's Choice and New York Times Summer Reading Selection); “Digital Geishas and Talking Frogs: The Best Short Stories from Japan"; “Beneath the Ice: An Anthology of Contemporary Icelandic Poetry"; and “Out of the Blue: New Short Fiction from Iceland." She is co-author of the memoir “Waltzing with the Enemy: A Mother and Daughter Confront the Aftermath of the Holocaust." Her publication credits include Talisman: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, The Washington Post Book World, The Washington Times World & I Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, San Francisco Chronicle, St. Petersburg Times, Publishers Weekly, Brooklyn Rail, WONDERLUST, The Forward, France-Amérique, and SPIN. She pens a column on out of print books and is the Art & Style editor for WONDERLUST.