Jeffrey Kahrs is the author of One Hook at a Time: A History of the Deep Sea Fishermen’s Union of the Pacific (Deep Sea Fishermen’s Union, 2015), funded through a grant from 4Culture, the cultural funding agency for King County, Wash. Kahrs co-edited an issue of the Atlanta Review on poetry in Turkey (Spring/Summer 2006, Volume XII, Issue Number 2), and also co-edited a section of the Turkish translation magazine Çevirmenin Notu on English-language poets in Istanbul in 2011. His writing has appeared in Talisman, Sky Island Journal, What Rough Beast, Subtropics and other journals. He has also published non-fiction in Bosphorus Review of Books, Heavy Feather Review,PN Review and Tikkun. Kahrs was a 2012 winner of the Nazim Hikmet Poetry Contest. He has co-translated notable Turkish poets like Gülten Akın, Beçhet Necatıgil, Bekir Dadır and others. He holds a BA in Dramatic Literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and an MA from Boston University. He was born in the Hague, Netherlands, and raised in California. He lived in Istanbul for 18 years.