About the Author:
Bob Holman is a poet, multimedia producer, poetry activist, and performance poetry professor who lives in New York City. Bob has published six books, most recently A Couple of Ways of Doing Something (Aperture, 2006), praise poems paired with photographs of artists by Chuck Close. He’s also put poetry on television, radio, and the Web, producing The United States of Poetry for PBS, appearing on MTV’s Spoken Word Unplugged and HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, and serving as poetry commentator on WNYC and NPR. Currently, he teaches Exploding Text: Poetry in Performance at Columbia University and is the founder and proprietor of the Bowery Poetry Club.