Pavlić is distinguished research professor of English and creative writing at the University of Georgia. Author of seven collections of poetry and two critical studies, he is also director of the Ph.D. program in creative writing. His new books are <em>Let's Let That Are Not Yet: Inferno </em>and <em>Who Can Afford to Improvise?: James Baldwin and Black Music, the Lyric and the Listeners</em>. Forthcoming is <em>Live at the Bitter End: A Trial by Opera</em>. Funding: Jackson Poetry Endowment.