Jan Schmidt lives in New York City and recently retired as Curator of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Her work has appeared in The Long Story, New York Stories, Downtown, and American Letters and Commentary, among others. For eight years, she co-edited with J.D. Rage Venom Press and its quarterly poetry and fiction magazine, Curare. At present she is working on a novel about a mother’s reunion with her son thirty years after his adoption.