John Yau is a poet, fiction writer, critic, publisher of Black Square Editions, and freelance curator. His recent books include A Thing Among Things: The Art of Jasper Johns, and Further Adventures in Monochrome. His reviews have appeared in Artforum, Art in America, Art News, Bookforum, and the Los Angeles Times. He was the Arts Editor for the Brooklyn Rail (2006 – 2011). In January, 2012, he started the online magazine Hyperallergic Weekend with three other writers. He is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, and many others. His awards include a General Electric Foundation Award, a Lavan Award from the Academy of American Poets, and a Brendan Gillin Award. In 2002 he was named a Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government. He is Associate Professor in Critical Studies at the Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts.