G.C. Waldrep was born and raised in the South, earned his BA from Harvard University, a PhD in history from Duke University, and an MFA in poetry from the University of Iowa. His collections of poetry include Goldbeater’s Skin (2003), Disclamor (2007); Archicembalo (2009), and the long poem Testament (2015). His chapbooks include The Batteries (2006), One Way No Exit (2008), Szent László Hotel (2011), and Susquehanna (2013). With Ilya Kaminsky he co-edited Homage to Paul Celan (2011), and with Joshua Corey he co-edited The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral (2012). Waldrep’s work has appeared in many journals, including Poetry, Harper’s, The Nation, Kenyon Review, Boston Review, New England Review, New American Writing, and Tin House, as well as in Best American Poetry 2010 and the second edition of Norton’s Postmodern American Poetry. He is the editor of West Branch, and editor at large for the Kenyon Review. His honors and awards include prizes from the Poetry Society of America and the Academy of American Poets, among others. He teaches at Bucknell University.