Poet, editor, and reading series curator Joel Craig was born in Iowa. In his free verse poems, he uses the cadence of conversation to trace the widening wake of narrative. He is the author of the poetry collection The White House (2012), and his chapbook, Shine Tomorrow, is one of three chapbooks in the Lost Horse Press New Poets Series: New Poets, Short Books, Volume III(2008, series editor Marvin Bell). Cofounder and curator of the Danny’s Tavern Reading Series, Craig has also served as poetry editor for MAKE: A Literary Magazine. He contributes to the multimedia group Pulseprogramming. Craig lives in Chicago.