Born in the U.S., Lucien Zell lives in Prague. His writing has appeared in The New Orleans Review, Poetry Salzburg Review, and will appear in three upcoming anthologies. His first U.S. book of poetry, Tiny Kites, was published in 2019. Carnival of Shades, a classical piece for which he composed the libretto, premiered last November at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Zell runs online poetry workshops and can be contacted at Lucienzell@yahoo.com by anyone wishing to join.