Jason Shinder is the author of three collections of poetry, including Every Room We Ever Slept In, Among Women, and Stupid Hope. He edited numerous anthologies, including The Poem That Changed America: "Howl" Fifty Years Later. Shinder was on the faculty of the graduate writing programs at Bennington College and the New School. He founded and served as director of the YMCA National Writer's Voice and YMCA of the USA Arts and Humanities, and he also directed the Sundance Institute's Writing Program. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1955 and split his time between New York City and Provincetown, Mass., until his death in 2008.