Don Adams received his Ph.D. in Modern British and American literature from Washington University in St. Louis and has taught modern literature, literary theory, and creative writing at FAU since 1994. He has authored a scholarly monograph on the poetry of James Merrill (James Merrill’s Poetic Quest, Greenwood, 1997), and his essays have appeared or are forthcoming in journals such as Genre, Pegasus, Texas Studies in Literature and Language, and The Harrington Gay Men’s Fiction Quarterly. His poems have been published online in the Lodestar Quarterly e-zine and in the Toronto-based Church-Wellesley Print Annual. From 2002-2004 he served as the Fulbright Visiting Scholar in American Studies at the University of Education in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and he served from 2004-2007 on the Scholar Peer Review Committee for Southeast Asian Fulbright Grants. His current research project concerns “alternative realisms” in modern and contemporary literature and focuses on the work of marginalized authors such as Ronald Firbank, Jane Bowles, James Schuyler, and James Purdy.