Laura Hinton is the author of The Perverse Gaze of Sympathy: Sadomasochistic Sentiments from Clarissa to Rescue 911 (SUNY Press) and coeditor of We Who Love to Be Astonished: Experimental Women’s Writing and Performance Poetics (University of Alabama Press). Her critical essays, poet interviews, and reviews have appeared in Contemporary Literature, Postmodern Culture, Textual Practice, Women’s Studies, Rain Taxi, Jacket, and many other journals and book collections. She is also the author of a poetry book, Sisyphus My Love (To Record a Dream in a Bathtub), published by BlazeVox; her most recent experimental poetry-prose memoir, “Caretaker,” ran in the fall 2013 issue of The Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine. Recent editorial work includes a poet’s theater issue for Postmodern Culture, and she edits a chapbook series for Mermaid Tenement Press. She blogs on multimedia poetry and the arts at her site, Chant de la Sirene. She is a professor of English at the City College of New York (CUNY), where she teaches contemporary literature, feminist theory, and new media.