Laura Hinton is a scholar, editor, literary critic, and multi-media poet living in New York City. Her scholarly books include The Perverse Gaze of Sympathy: Sadomasochistic Sentiments from Clarissa to Rescue 911 (SUNY Press), the collection We Who Love to Be Astonished: Experimental Women’s Writing and Performance Poetics (co-editor, University of Alabama Press); and also the edited collection Jayne Cortez, Adrienne Rich, and the Feminist Superhero: Voice, Vision, Politics and Performance in U.S. Contemporary Women's Poetics (Lexington Books 2016). Her poetry books include Sisyphus My Love (To Record a Dream in a Bathtub) (BlazeVox Books 2009) and the forthcoming volume Ubermutter's Death Dance (BlazeVox 2016). Hinton maintains a blog on hybrid poetics, "Chant de la Sirene" (, and teaches as a Professor of English at the City College of New York (CUNY).