Bob Holman's most recent book is The Collect Call of the Wild (Holt); CD: In With the Out Crowd (Mouth Almighty/Mercury). He produced "Words in Your Face" and the 5-part series "The United States of Poetry" for PBS, was part of MTV's "Spoken Word Unplugged," and is currently editing "The World of Poetry" as a website and eventual global television series. He has directed reading series at the St. Marks Poetry Project, the Public Theater, Fez, SOB's, and imported the Slam to the Nuyorican Poets Caf•. He was a founder of Mouth Almighty/Mercury Records, the first major label devoted to poetry. He is Chief Curator of the People's Poetry Gathering, Poetry Guide at About.com, Professor of Writing at Columbia University, and Proprietor of the Bowery Poetry Club.