Erin McNellis is the author of from The Blank Caught Fire, a poetry chapbook from Horse Less Press (2013), and Impossible Loves, a book of essays from Rock Paper Tiger Press (2011). Poems and prose have appeared in Imaginary Syllabi (ed. Jane Sprague, Palm Press, 2011), Horse Less Review, Noö Journal, The Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory, and Hysteria (ed. Jennifer Savran, Luna Sea Press, 2003). She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Irvine in 2011 for a dissertation entitled Savage Torpor: Forms of Attention in Twentieth-Century American Poetry. She lives in Long Beach, CA.