Kevin Gallagher is a poet, editor, and economist living in Boston, Massachusetts. He is the author of three recent books of poetry: Isolate Flecks, Gringo Guadalupe, and Looking for Lake Texcoco. He is a cofounder and editor of Compost magazine, and coeditor of Greatest Hits: Twelve Years of Compost Magazine (Zephyr). He has guest edited features on Kenneth Rexroth and Denise Levertov for Jacket. He teaches at Boston University and his latest book on political economy is The Dragon in the Room: China and the Future of Latin American Industrialization.