Michael Robbins (MAPH’04, PhD ’11) is the author of Alien vs. Predator. His poems have appeared in the New Yorker, Poetry, Harper's, Boston Review, and elsewhere. His essays and reviews appear in London Review of Books, the New York Observer, the Chicago Tribune, and several other publications; his music reviews in Spin, the Village Voice, and The Daily. He is currently at work on a critical book, Equipment for Living, and his second book of poems.