Anthony Carelli was raised in Poynette, Wisconsin. His poems have appeared in various publications including The New Yorker, Columbia, AGNI, Commonweal, and BOMB. His first book, Carnations (Princeton University Press, 2011) was a finalist for the Levis Reading Prize. His second book, The New World: Infinitesimal Epics, is being published in fall of 2021. Recipient of a Hodder fellowship and a Whiting Writers' Award, he currently lives in Brooklyn and teaches at New York University.