Miriam Polli’s debut novel, In a Vertigo of Silence, was named one of the Best Indie Books of 2015 by Kirkus Review. Her short stories and poetry have been published in both commercial and literary magazines and are included in two anthologies. She received a short story award from the Italian American Writers Association for her story, Gifts of Grief, and an honorable mention for the WORLD'S GREATEST SHORT SHORT STORY COMPETITION, where there were several thousand entries. She is a winner of the 11th ANNUAL ROBERT FROST POETRY CONTEST for her poem, First Born. She is also a recipient of a PEN SYNDICATED FICTION AWARD. A native New Yorker, Miriam now lives in Virginia on a sheep farm with her husband, where she is working on her second novel.