John Amen is the author of several collections of poetry; most recently, strange theater (New York Quarterly Books), a finalist for the Brockman-Campell Award. His latest collection, Illusion of an Overwhelm, will be released by NYQ in April 2017. His reviews and essays have appeared in various publications, including No Depression, Los Angeles Review, PopMatters, and Strange Horizons. Further information is available on his website. He founded and continues to edit The Pedestal Magazine.