California-born, Brooklyn-based poet Julian Talamantez Brolaski is the author of gowanus atropolis (Ugly Duckling Presse 2011) and an editor at the journal Aufgabe and at Litmus Press. Julian has studied with Nathaniel Mackey, Elizabeth Willis, Lyn Hejinian, and Robert Hass, received an MFA from Mills College, and is a Ph.D. candidate at UC Berkeley. Xir dissertation is on rhyme and xe currently teaches writing at the New School. Xe also curates vaudeville shows and is the lead singer and rhythm guitar player in the country band Juan & the Pines. New work can be found on Julian's blog hermofwarsaw.