Anna Vitale is a poet, a writer, and host of the freeform radio program The Tenderness Junction on WGXC 90.7 FM (formerly on WFMU). She is the author of Detroit Detroit (Roof Books), the pamphlet Our Rimbaud Mask (Ugly Duckling Presse), and other works including Different Worlds (Troll Thread) and Unknown Pleasures (Perfect Lovers). She earned a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.F.A. in Writing from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College. She lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband.