Eirik Steinhoff has taught contemporary and renaissance poetry at Mills College and at the University of Chicago, where he received his PhD in December 2012. He also teaches in the Workshop on Language and Thinking at Bard College and at the Green Haven Correctional Facility in New York State. Between 2000 and 2005 he edited CHICAGO REVIEW; in 2009 his translations from Petrarch’s RIME SPARSE appeared as a limited-edition letterpressed chapbook from Albion Books; and in fall 2013 a series of pamphlets called A FIERY FLYING ROULE that he produced in the vicinity of the Oakland Commune (a.k.a. Occupy Oakland) will be published by Station Hill Press. He lives in Olympia, Washington, where he is composing a book on the sense of chance in early modern England.