Rob Halpern lives between San Francisco and Ypsilanti, Michigan, where he teaches at Eastern Michigan University and Huron Valley Women’s Prison. His most recent book of poetry, prose, essays, letters, and manifestos is Weak Link (Atelos 2019). Other books include Common Place (Ugly Duckling Presse 2015) and Music for Porn (Nightboat Books 2012). Together with Robin Tremblay-McGaw, he co-edited From Our Hearts to Yours: New Narrative as Contemporary Practice (Contemporary Practice), which was listed among Entropy‘s “Best Non-Fiction” books of 2017. Halpern’s critical and lyrical essays appear in Mediations, Brooklyn Rail, Journal of Narrative Theory, Modernist Cultures, Chicago Review. He has also contributed essays to the edited volumes Ecopoetics: Essays in the Field (UIowa Press), and Political Poetics: Poetry and Communism (Palgrave Macmillan). Halpern is the editor of Bruce Boone Dismembered: Selected Poems, Stories, and Essays (Nightboat 2020).