Ada Smailbegović is an Assistant Professor of English at Brown University. Her writing explores relations between poetics, non-human forms of materiality, and histories of description. She is a co-founder of The Organism for Poetic Research. Critical and poetic work includes Avowal of What Is Here (JackPine Press 2009), Of the Dense and Rare(Triple Canopy 2013), “Cloud Writing” (Art in the Anthropocene 2015), an article on animal architecture and the affective ethology of Monk Parakeets (Angelaki 2015), and a forthcoming piece on seashell description for the Reanimation Library.