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 work employs artistic models to investigate how we mingle with matter. 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 work appears, or is forthcoming in: Aufgabe, Fence, New American Writing, and 1913, among others. He designs and edits Fence Digital, the electronic imprint of Fence Books. Since 2009, with Matthew Klane, he has co-curated the Yes! Poetry and Performance Series whose mission is to bring writing into conversation with other art forms.