Michael Robbins received his doctorate from the University of Chicago in 2011. He is the author of the bestselling poetry collections ALIEN VS. PREDATOR and THE SECOND SEX, both published by Penguin. His poems have been published in several prestigious journals, including THE NEW YORKER, THE PARIS REVIEW, and POETRY. His critical essays and reviews have appeared in HARPER'S, LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS, BOOKFORUM, and several other publications. Professor Robbins's collection of essays, EQUIPMENT FOR LIVING: POETRY AND POP MUSIC, will be published by Simon & Schuster in July 2017. He teaches creative writing and English at Montclair State University and lives in Brooklyn with the best cat in the world.