The grandson of Lebanese and Syrian immigrants, Lawrence Joseph was born in Detroit, educated at the University of Michigan, University of Cambridge, and University of Michigan Law School. He is the author of numerous books of poetry, most recently So Where We, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux , and the author of two books of prose, Lawyerland , a non-fiction novel, published by FSG, and The Game Changed: Essays and Other Prose, in the University of Michigan Press’s Poets on Poetry Series. Among his awards are fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. His poetry and prose have appeared widely in magazines and journals in the United States and internationally, and have been translated into several languages. He is Tinnelly Professor of Law at St. John’s University School of Law, where he teaches labor and employment law, and lives in New York City.