Cynthia Polutanovich is a Hertog Fellow in the M.F.A. writing program at Hunter College, in New York City. She has contributed pieces to No Go the Rickshaw, Half Drunk Muse, and Bloomsbury Review. She has done nearly every kind of job under the sun and is now working as a research assistant for a local writer on a book about Palestinian and Israeli culture, history and politics. She spends most of her free time working on a memoir of her wanderings, watching documentaries about the Medieval era, and becoming a city gal.