Paul Kameen teaches composition, literature, and creative writing In the English Department at the University of Pittsburgh. As a scholar, he works at the intersections of rhetoric, poetics, and critical theory. He is the author of Writing/Teaching: Essays Toward a Rhetoric of Pedagogy (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2000) and Re-reading Poets: The Life of the Author (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011.) He has published numerous articles on composition, rhetoric, and poetics. His poetry has appeared in a wide range of small magazines and journals.