Author of six collections of poems and two critical texts, Ed Pavlic's newest works are Who Can Afford to Improvise?: James Baldwin and Black Music, the Lyric and the Listener (Fordham UP, 2015), Let’s Let That Are Not Yet: Inferno (Fence Books, 2015), and Visiting Hours at the Color Line (Milkweed Editions, 2013). Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Georgia, he has received fellowships from Bread Loaf, The MacDowell Colony and the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University. His writing has been awarded prizes including the Darwin Turner Memorial Award from African American Review (1998), the The American Poetry Review / Honickman First Book Prize (2001), and the National Poetry Series Open Competition (2012, 2014).