Anna Vitale is a poet-writer. 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 has taught at the Bard Microcollege at the Brooklyn Public Library, Eastern Michigan University, New York University, and the School of Visual Arts; and she is currently a faculty member of the Bard Language and Thinking program. She is host of the freeform radio program The Tenderness Junction on WGXC 90.7 FM (formerly on WFMU), currently on hiatus. She began her unofficial career as a freeform radio DJ at WCBN-Fm Ann Arbor. She is currently a candidate at the William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and Psychology. She grew up in Detroit and lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband.