Joan Retallack is a poet and essayist: author of The Poethical Wager (Berkeley: UC Press, 2004); coeditor, with Juliana Spahr, Poetry and Pedagogy (Palgrave, 2006). She has published numerous other volumes—poetry, and essays on modernist and contemporary poetics. Retallack is the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor Emerita of Humanities at Bard where she taught in Languages and Literature and was core faculty in Written Arts. An IWT Faculty Associate since 1984, she directed the Bard Language & Thinking Program for ten years, 2000–2009. Retallack's The Supposium: Thought Experiments & Poethical Play in Difficult Times came out in 2018 from Litmus Press, from which BOSCH'D—her new poetry volume—is forthcoming.