Steve Kronen's two collections are Splendor (BOA), and Empirical Evidence (University of Georgia Press), and his poems have appeared in Poetry, The New Republic, The Yale Review, APR, Slate, and other journals and sites. He's received an NEA, and two Florida Individual Artist Fellowships. "Hook" is from a new manuscript, The Order. He is a librarian in Miami where he lives with his wife, novelist Ivonne Lamazares, and their daughter Sophie. His website is www.stevekronen.com.