Philip Jenks lives in Chicago. His poems have appeared in Chicago Review, Cannibal, Typo, Fence, Cultural Society, H_NGM_N, Canarium, LVNG, and elsewhere. His collaborative poems with the splendid Simone Muench appear in Drunken Boat, Colorado Review, Bombay Gin, and elsewhere. He published his first book of poetry in 2002, On the Cave You Live In on Flood Editions. His second volume of poems, My First Painting will be 'The Accuser' was published by Zephyr Press (2005). His collaborative volume of poetry, Disappearing Address was published by Blazevox Books in 2010. He has toured and recorded with Neil Michael Hagerty as a member of The Howling Hex. Beyond writing, his specializations are in gender studies, animal rights, and political philosophy. He teaches English at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is currently working on a revision of the carbon footprint model to incorporate the suffering of all sentient beings, as the farm factory industry is the major contributor to climate change. He likes good music and pinball.