Brett Fletcher Lauer is the deputy director of the Poetry Society of America and the poetry editor of A Public Space. His debut collection of poems, A Hotel in Belgium, was name a Top 40 Book of 2014 by Coldfront Magainze. He is the co-founder of Ships That Pass, an online art project of fake missed connections written by notables like Lena Dunham, Emma Straub, and Paul Legault, among others. The L Magazine named him one of five Brooklyn writers to watch. He is the Poetry co-chair for the Brooklyn Book Festival and lives in Brooklyn.