Garrett Caples is the author of The Garrett Caples Reader (1999), Complications (2007), Quintessence of the Minor: Symbolist Poetry in English (2010), and Retrievals (2014). He's an editor at City Lights Books, where he curates the Spotlight poetry series and has worked on such books as Tau by Philip Lamantia/Journey to the End by John Hoffman (Pocket Poets #59) and When I Was a Poet by David Meltzer (Pocket Poets #60). He is also a contributing writer to the San Francisco Bay Guardian and coeditor of the Collected Poems of Philip Lamantia (2013). He lives in Oakland.
In May and June 2011, Caples was a featured writer on Harriet.