Chris Tonelli works in the Libraries at NC State and co-owns So & So Books in Raleigh, NC, where he lives with his wife, Allison, and their two kids, Miles and Vera. He is a founding editor of the independent poetry press, Birds, LLC, and he curates the So & So Series and edits So & So Magazine. In addition to two poetry collections, The Trees Around (Birds, LLC), and Whatever Stasis (Barrelhouse), he is the author of five chapbooks.