Benjamin Friedlander is Professor of English at the University of Maine’s Orono campus where he teaches American Literature and Poetics and is the editor of Paideuma, a scholarly journal dedicated to modern and contemporary anglophone poetry and poetics. His books include Simulcast: Four Experiments in Criticism (University of Alabama Press, 2004) and the poetry volumes One Hundred Etudes (Edge Books, 2013) and The Missing Occasion of Saying Yes (Subpress, 2007). As editor, he prepared Robert Creeley’s Selected Poems: 1945-2005 (University of California Press, 2008), Larry Eigner’s Areas Lights Heights: Writings 1954-1989 (Roof Books, 1989), and, with Donald Allen, Charles Olson’s Collected Prose (University of California Press, 1997). He is completing a book on Emily Dickinson and the Civil War, portions of which have appeared in Poetics Today and PMLA.