Myra Malkin is the author of No Lifeguard on Duty (Mainstreet Rag Publishing Company, 2010) and Sunset Grand Couturier (Broadstone Books, 2022). In 2016, in a contest judged by Edward Hirsch, her poem “Wallis-Wallace” won the 12th Mudfish Poetry Prize. After growing up in New York City, she studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, in London. She was a founding member of the New Repertory Company, an off-off Broadway group that performed in a former funeral parlor. She then attended Cornell Law School and, for fifteen years, was a legal services attorney in upstate New York. She now lives in Manhattan.