Ira Sadoff is the author of eight collections of poetry, most recently True Faith (BOA Editions, 2012), and Barter (University of Illinois, 2003) and Grazing (University of Illinois, 1998). His Ira Sadoff Reader compiled selected poems, published essays and short stories. His work is widely anthologized, including in the 2002 and 2008 Scribner Collections of The Best American Poetry, Harper American Literature, St. Martin’s Introduction to Literature, The Bedford Introduction to Literature, The Body Electric, The Paris Review Anthology, and The Bread Loaf Anthology of Poetry. He is also the author of one novel, Uncoupling (Houghton Mifflin, 1982), and a critical book on contemporary poetry, aesthetics and politics, History Matters: Contemporary Poetry on the Margins of Culture (Iowa, 2009). Recipient of grants and prizes from the Guggenheim Foundation, the NEA, and The Poetry Society of America, he currently holds the Jeremiah Roberts Chair in English at Colby College; he has also taught in the MFA programs at the Iowa Writers Workshop, the University of Virginia, Warren Wilson College, and at the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference.