Brian Blanchfield is the author of three books of poetry and prose, most recently Proxies, published by Nightboat Books in 2016. He was awarded a 2016 Whiting Award in Nonfiction. His two books of poetry are Not Even Then (University of California Press, 2004) and A Several World, (Nightboat Books, 2014), which received the 2014 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets and was longlisted for the 2014 National Book Award for Poetry. Recent essays and poems have appeared in Harper’s, BOMB, Guernica, The Nation, Chicago Review, The Brooklyn Rail, A Public Space, The Paris Review, and The Awl. He has taught as core faculty in the graduate writing programs of Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles and at the University of Montana, Missoula, where he was the 2008 Richard Hugo Visiting Poet. Since 2010 he has been a poetry editor of Fence. He lives with his partner John in Tucson, where is the host of Speedway and Swan on KXCI 91.3.