Alan Kaufman is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Jew Boy, the novel Matches, and a book of poetry, Who Are We? He is the editor of The New Generation: Fiction for Our Time from America’s Writing Programs, The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, and coeditor of The Outlaw Bible of American Literature. His writings have appeared in the San Francisco Examiner, Tikkun, Tel Aviv Review, Witness, and other publications, as well as in many webzines, including Tattoo Jew, of which he is the editor. A former editor of Jewish Frontier, he is the founder and editor of the controversial magazine Davka: Jewish Cultural Revolution and has performed extensively as a spoken-word poet in the United States and internationally. He holds American, French, and Israeli citizenship and lives in San Francisco, where he teaches classes about memoir writing and journalism at the Academy of Art University and other workshops. Well-established in his literary career, he is now gaining recognition as a painter of haunting portraits.