Paolo Javier is the Program Director at Poets House and served as Queens Borough Poet Laureate from 2010-2014. A featured artist in MoMA PS1's 2015 Greater NY Show, Paolo is the author of four full-length collections of poetry, including The Feeling Is Actual (2011); 60 lv bo(e)mbs (2005); the time at the end of this writing (2004), recipient of a Small Press Traffic Book of the Year Award; and Court of the Dragon (2015), which Publisher’s Weekly called “a linguistic time machine.” His collaborations with Listening Center (David Mason) appear as a limited edition pamphlet/cassette,  Ur'lyeh/Aklopolis (Texte und Töne 2017), and chapbook, Maybe the Sweet Honey Pours (Nion Editions, forthcoming 2018). He is the former poet laureate of Queens, where he lives with his family.