Russell Jaffe is a teacher at the Chicago Free School and the Co-Editor and MC/coordinator of Strange Cage, a chapbook poetry press and reading series. He is the author of the poetry collections This Super Doom I Aver (Poets Democracy, ’13) and INTROVERT // EXTROVERT (Punk Hostage Press, ’14), as well as a few chapbooks. His writing about art appears in The Little Village Magazine and his poems have appeared in The Colorado Review, [PANK], H_NGM_N, Spork, La Petite Zine, American Letters & Commentary, and others. He collects 8-tracks. His baby, a collaboration with Carleen Tibbetts, is due out in August '14. He is online at