Lyn Hejinian

is a poet, translator, editor, and teacher, currently serving as the John F. Hotchkis Professor of English at UC Berkeley. Her academic work is addressed principally to modernist, postmodern, and contemporary poetry and poetics, with a particular interest in avant-garde movements and the social practices they entail. She is the co-editor (with Barrett Watten) of A Guide to Poetics Journal: Writing in the Expanded Field 1982-1998 and the Poetics Journal Digital Archive (an ebook), both published by Wesleyan University press. She is a co-author of The Grand Piano, a ten-volume, ten-author ‘Experiment in Collective Autobiography’ published by Mode A between 2006 and 2010. Her most recent book of poetry is The Unfollowing, just published in March 2016 by Omnidawn.

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