Oliver Baez Bendorf
Oliver Baez Bendorf is the author of two books of poetry, Advantages of Being Evergreen (CSU Poetry Center 2019), which Gabrielle Calvocoressi called “an essential book for our time and for all time,” and The Spectral Wilderness (Kent State U. 2015). He was awarded the 2020 Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award from Publishing Triangle. His poems can be found in recent and forthcoming issues of American Poetry Review, Poetry, BOMB, and New England Review, and were anthologized in Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics. Born and raised in Iowa, he is currently an assistant professor of poetry at Kalamazoo College in Michigan.