Jed Rasula is Helen S Lanier Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Georgia. He is the author of several books of poetry—Tabula Rasula; Hot Wax, or Psyche’s Drip; and Sophisticated Boom Boom. Scholarly publications include The American Poetry Wax Museum: Reality Effects 1940-1990; This Compost: Ecological Imperatives in American Poetry; Syncopations: The Stress of Innovation in American Poetry; The Shadow Mouth: Studies in Poetic Inspiration; and Lower Frequencies: Genre and Extravagance in the Novel. Rasula is co-editor, with Steve McCaffery, of Imagining Language: An Anthology (1998), and with Tim Conley, of Burning City: Poems of Metropolitan Modernity.