is Assistant Professor of English at Pennsylvania State University. In
addition to numerous articles and reviews, he is the editor of You Work Tomorrow: An
Anthology of American Labor Poetry, 1929-1941 (University of Michigan Press) and the
author of two new books, Hog Butchers, Beggars, and Busboys: Poverty, Labor, and the
Making of Modern American Poetry (University of Michigan Press) and Class Dismissed:
Why We Can’t Teach or Learn Our Way out of Inequality (Monthly Review Press).