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Chris Hosea’s first book of poems, Put Your Hands In (LSU Press 2014), was named by John Ashbery as winner of the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets. Hosea’s poetry appears in magazines such as Boston ReviewBrooklyn RailThe American Poetry Review, and Conjunctions. His work as artist and curator includes Ode to Street Hassle (Bronx Art Space 2012) and, with Kim Bennett, the forthcoming Transnet (Transmitter Gallery 2015). Hosea works as an advertising copywriter and lives in Brooklyn. For more, visit