Jack Conway is the author of nine nonfiction books, including King of Heists (2009), The Big Policeman (2010) and Bag of Bones (2011), a trilogy about New York City during the Gilded Age. He has also published two books of poetry: Life Sentences (2002) and My Picnic With Lolita (2004). His poems have appeared in Poetry, the Antioch Review, the Columbia Review, the James Dickey Review, the Pittsburgh Quarterly, and others; and in several anthologies, including The Norton Book of Light Verse and In A Fine Frenzy: Poets Respond to Shakespeare. He teaches at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.