Matt Sandler is Program Director of the M.A. in American Studies at Columbia University's Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race. He specializes in American and African American poetry. Before returning to Columbia, he taught at Louisiana State University, Gettysburg College, and the University of Oregon. His work has appeared in Callaloo, African American Review, Comparative Literature, Twentieth Century Literature, Atlantic Studies, the Journal of American Studies, and the L.A. Review of Books, as well as a number of anthologies.