Bill Lavender is a poet, novelist, musician, and publisher living in New Orleans. My ID, his eleventh book of poetry, was published by BlazeVOX in October of 2019. His novel trilogy—Q, Little A, and The Private I—is forthcoming. He is also the author of a verse memoir, Memory Wing, and a chapbook, surrealism. In 1995 he founded Lavender Ink, a small press devoted mainly to poetry, and in 2011 he founded Diálogos, an imprint devoted to cross-cultural literatures in translation. Lavender also co-founded the New Orleans Poetry Festival.