Anthony McCann is the author of the acclaimed poetry collections Thing Music, I Heart Your Fate, Moongarden and Father of Noise. In addition to these books he is one of the authors (along with Matthew Rohrer and Joshua Beckman) of Gentle Reader!, a collection of erasures of the English Romantics. Since 2004, he has acted as Poet Laureate of Machine Project, a Los Angeles art and performance space. With Machine he has curated poetry events in major art museums, private living rooms, secret public closets, the Santa Monica Mountains and the Pacific Ocean (in a boat). Anthony is on the faculty of the University of California-Riverside’s Palm Desert MFA Program in Creative Writing. He co-hosts the bi-monthly radio program Segments with artist and writer Ken Ehrlich on KCHUNG, a collectively-run Los Angeles radio station.