Bob Perelman teaches at the University of Pennsylvania. He has published nineteen books of poems, including: Iflife (New York: Roof Books, 2006); Playing Bodies, in collaboration with painter Francie Shaw (New York: Granary Books, 2004); and Ten to One: Selected Poems (Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1999). His critical books are The Marginalization of Poetry: Language Writing and Literary History and The Trouble With Genius: Reading Pound, Joyce, Stein, and Zukofsky. His work can be accessed on PennSound and at his website; a feature on his work appears in Jacket 39. Photo by Francie Shaw.