Born and raised near New Haven, Connecticut, Fred Muratori is an alumnus of Fairfield University and of the graduate creative writing program at Syracuse University, where he studied with Philip Booth and W.D. Snodgrass. He is the author of three full-length poetry collections, A CIVILIZATION (Dos Madres Press, 2014), THE SPECTRA (Stockport Flats Press, 2011) and Despite Repeated Warnings (Basfal Books, 1994), as well as a chapbook, The Possible (State Street Press, 1988). His poems and prose poems have appeared widely in journals such as The Iowa Review, New American Writing, Hotel Amerika, Poetry, Denver Quarterly, Verse, River Styx, and Stone Canoe; in the anthology series The Best American Poetry and The Best of the Prose Poem; the textbook Writing Dangerous Poetry; and on the Poetry Daily web site. His reviews of contemporary poetry can be found in Boston Review, American Book Review, Library Journal, Manhattan Review, and Notre Dame Review, among others. A recipient of poetry writing grants from the New York State Council on the Arts and the Saltonstall Foundation, he lives in Ithaca, New York and works as the Bibliographer for English-language Literature, Theater and Film at the Cornell University Library.