Jed Rasula is Helen S. Lanier Distinguished Professor at the University of Georgia since 2001, having previously taught at Queen’s University in Canada and Pomona College in California. His PhD is from the History of Consciousness Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the author of several books of poetry—Tabula Rasula (1986), Hot Wax, or Psyche’s Drip (2007), and a completed manuscript, Sophisticated Boom Boom—was editor of the poetry magazine Wch Way (1976-1983), and served on the editorial board of Sulfur (1986-1990). Scholarly publications include The American Poetry Wax Museum: Reality Effects 1940-1990 (1996), This Compost: Ecological Imperatives in American Poetry (2002), Syncopations: The Stress of Innovation in American Poetry (2004), and two books in press, 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 is presently co-editing, with Tim Conley, Burning City: Poems of Metropolitan Modernity. A manuscript on modernism, called Jazzbandism, is well underway, and is the project for which Rasula will have a residency fellowship at the American Academy of Berlin in spring 2009.