Anna Vitale is a poet, writer, and editor, training to become a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst at the William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and Psychology. 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). Anna Vitale 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 has taught writing (academic, creative, and beyond) at the Bard Microcollege in the Brooklyn Public Library, Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, MI, the Metropolitan College of New York, New York University, and the School of Visual Arts. She has been a faculty member of the Bard Language and Thinking program since 2017. Anna Vitale is the host of freeform radio program The Tenderness Junction on WGXC 90.7 FM, currently on hiatus, formerly on WFMU where she went by the name Mark V. Her unofficial career as a freeform radio DJ began at WCBN-FM Ann Arbor in 2000 where she hosted many different programs including playing co-host to Radio Regazza, named after the fictional radio program in the movie Born in Flames. Anna Vitale is also co-founder of the online audio magazine textsound and a former member of the band Melting Moments. She lives with her family in the Hudson Valley, the sacred homelands of the Munsee and Muhheaconneok people.