Steve Evans joined the English department faculty at the University of Maine as an assistant professor in 1999 and received tenure in 2005. From 1999 forward he has been affiliated with the National Poetry Foundation, through which he has done a variety of editorial and curatorial projects. In 2010 he assumed the role of acting director for the NPF. His research focuses on contemporary poetry and poetics, critical theory, modernism, and the avant-garde. At present he is at work on a book-length project tentatively titled “The Poetics of Phonotextuality: Timbre, Text, and Technology in Recorded Poetry.” Read more at Third Factory / Notes to Poetry.