Kyle Dargan is a professor of writing and literature at American University. The 32-year-old poet is the author of three award –winning collections of poetry including Logorrhea Dementia, Bouquet of Hungers and The Listening. His poetry and other non-fiction works have appeared in a diverse range of publications including Callaloo, Denver Quarterly, Jubilat, The Newark Star-Ledger, and TheRoot.com. Previously he was a managing editor of Callaloo and poetry editor for the Indiana Review. Dargan is also the founding editor of Post No Ills magazine, an arts and culture review. He received an MFA in creative writing from Indiana University and a BA in English from The University of Virginia, where he studied under renowned poet Rita Dove. He is a native of Newark, New Jersey.