PAOLO JAVIER served as Queens Borough Poet Laureate from 2010–2014. He is the author of seven chapbooks and three previous full-length poetry collections, including The Feeling Is Actual. Javier edited and published 2nd Avenue Poetry (2003-14), an online language art journal that produced three diverse volumes of contemporary innovative poetry, sound art, and visual art. He lives with his family in Sunnyside, Queens.