A. Jay Adler, a New Yorker always, did his graduate work at Columbia University, and is professor of English Emeritus at Los Angeles Southwest College and Adjunct Professor of English at California State University Dominguez Hills. He writes in all genres, including fiction and creative nonfiction, and is contributing poetry editor for West magazine. Adler's screenplay What We Were Thinking Of won second prize at the Maui Writers Conference Screenwriting Competition. In addition to Bright Lights Film Journal, his film criticism has appeared in Senses of Cinema and the Fortnightly Review. Forthcoming in 2014, Adler will appear as the featured writer, with poetry and prose, in the inaugural issue of Footnote, a Literary Journal of History.