Jasper Bernes received his PhD from the Department of English at UC Berkeley in 2012. He is currently finalizing a scholarly book, The Work of Art in the Age of Deindustrialization (Stanford UP, forthcoming), about the role poetry plays in the postindustrial restructuring of labor. Excerpts from this project have been published in or are forthcoming from MLQ and Critical Inquiry. He is also the author of two books of poetry, We Are Nothing and So Can You (2015), and Starsdown (2007). Other essays, articles, and reviews can be found in LA Review of Book, Endnotes, Radical Philosophy, Viewpoint, The New Inquiry, and elsewhere. He teaches in the English Departments at UC Berkeley and Stanford University.