Joan Retallack is the author of eight books of poetry, including Memnoir, How To Do Things With Words, and Afterrimages. She is also the author of MUSICAGE, a volume of conversations she had with John Cage over a three-year period. Her most recent critical works are The Poethical Wager and her introduction to Gertrude Stein: Selections from the Poets for the Millenium series. Retallack is the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of Humanities at Bard College. More on Retallack at the EPC (Electronic Poetry Center).