Michael Robbins is the author of Alien vs. Predator (Penguin, 2012). His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, Harper's, Boston Review, and elsewhere. He reviews books regularly for the London Review of Books, Poetry, The New York Observer, the Chicago Tribune, and several other publications; his music reviews have been published in Spin, The Village Voice, and The Daily. He received his PhD in English from the University of Chicago.