Garrett Caples is a poet who lives in San Francisco. He is the author of two full-length poetry collections, The Garrett Caples Reader (Black Square, 1999) and Complications (Meritage, 2007), a pamphlet, Quintessence of the Minor: Symbolist Poetry in English (Wave, 2010), and a book of essays, Retrievals (Wave, 2014). He is the co-editor of The Collected Poems of Philip Lamantia (California, 2013) and Particulars of Place (Omnidawn, 2015) by Richard O. Moore. He has a Ph.D. in English from UC Berkeley. A freelance writer, he is also an editor at City Lights Books.