Steve Venright is a visual artist and poet whose books include Floors of Enduring Beauty (Mansfield Press) and Spiral Agitator (Coach House Books). His Torpor Vigil Records label is known for releasing extraordinary recordings by singer-composer Samuel Andreyev and legendary sleeptalker Dion McGregor. Born in Sarnia, Ontario, at the age of zero, Steve has lived in Toronto for most of his relatively adult life.Alessandro Porco is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. He earned his Ph.D. in Poetics from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is the editor of the critical edition of Jerrold Levy and Richard Negro's Poems by Gerard Legro (BookThug, 2016).