Bill Lavender began Lavender Ink in 1998; since then he has published 24 books and chapbooks. He is now the Director of University of New Orleans Press as well. His own most recent book of poetry is A Field Guide to Trees (Foothills 2011). Memory Wing, his epic memoir in verse, is forthcoming from Black Widow in late 2011. Books also include Transfixion (Trembling Pillow 2009), I of the Storm (Trembling Pillow 2006), While Sleeping (Chax Press 2004), look the universe is dreaming (Potes and Poets 2002), and Guest Chain (Lavender Ink 1999). He is currently editing a volume of creative responses to Arakawa and Gins, has been a guest editor at Exquisite Corpse and Big Bridge, and has edited an anthology, Another South: Experimental Writing in the South (Alabama 2003). He has published scholarship in Poetics Today and Contemporary Literature.