Oliver Baez Bendorf

Born and raised in Iowa, Oliver Baez Bendorf is the author of Advantages of Being Evergreen (CSU Poetry Center, September 2019) and The Spectral Wilderness (Kent State U., 2015), which was selected by Mark Doty for the Stan & Tom Wick Poetry Prize. His writing has appeared in American Poetry Review, BOMB, Poetry, and Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics. A recipient of fellowships from CantoMundo, Vermont Studio Center, and University of Wisconsin’s Institute for Creative Writing, he is currently an assistant professor of poetry at Kalamazoo College in Michigan.