John Yau has published more than two dozen books of poetry, fiction, and criticism. Recent publications include Further Adventures in Monochrome (2012), Egyptian Sonnets (2012), Nicholas Krushenick: A Survey (2011), and A Thing Among Things: The Art of Jasper Johns (2009). In 1999, he started Black Square Editions, a small press devoted to poetry, fiction, essays, and translation. The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Ingram-Merrill Foundation, New York Foundation of the Arts, and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, he is a professor of critical studies at the Mason Gross School of the Arts (Rutgers University). He was the arts editor for the Brooklyn Rail (2006–2011), but left to start the online magazine Hyperallergic Weekend Edition with three other writers. He and his family live in New York.