Miriam Nichols is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of the Fraser Valley where she teaches literary theory, modernism, and American literature. Her publications include editions of Robin Blaser's The Holy Forest: Collected Poems and The Fire: Collected Essays (both University of California Press, 2006) and Radical Affections: Essays on the Practice of Outside (Alabama UP, 2010). More recently, she has prepared an edition of Robin Blaser's The Astonishment Tapes, a series of autobiographical audiotapes recorded in 1974 (forthcoming from Alabama UP) and she is currently working on a literary biography of Robin Blaser.