Alta Ifland grew up in Eastern Europe and immigrated to the States in 1991. Her bilingual (French-English) book of prose poems, Voice of Ice, was awarded the 2008 Louis Guillaume Prize for Prose Poems. Her collection of short stories, Elegy for a Fabulous World, was published by ninebark press. Her latest book of short stories, Death-in-a-box, was recently published by Subito Press. Her latest book of poems, The Snail's Song will be released in November of 2011 by Spuyten Duyvil.