Paul Guest is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Because Everything Is Terrible (Diode Editions, 2018), and the memoir One More Theory About Happiness (Ecco, 2010). His writing has appeared in American Poetry Review, Poetry, The Paris Review, Tin House, Slate, New England Review, The Southern Review, Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, and numerous other publications. A Guggenheim fellow and Whiting Award winner, he lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.