James Belflower is a poet, critic, and performer who lives in Albany, NY. He received a Ph.D. in Contemporary Poetry and Poetics from SUNY Albany. His critical and creative projects employ artistic models to investigate our embeddedness in the material world. He is the coauthor of the multimedia project Canyons (Flimb Press 2016) with Matthew Klane, The Posture of Contour (Spring Gun Press 2013), Commuter (Instance Press 2009), and Bird Leaves the Cornice, winner of the 2011 Spring Gun Press Chapbook Prize. His poems, essays, and reviews appear, or are forthcoming in: Aufgabe, Fence, New American Writing, 1913, and Drunken Boat, among others. With Matthew Klane, he co-curates the Yes! Poetry and Performance Series whose mission is to bring writing into conversation with other art forms.