Lou Bury received a BA in English from NYU (2003) and a Ph.D. in English from the CUNY Graduate Center (2011). Before joining the Hostos faculty, he was a Language Lecturer in NYU’s Expository Writing Program and before that a part-time professional poker player.
Bury is the author of Exercises in Criticism (Dalkey Archive, 2015), which uses constraints to write poetic and autobiographical criticism about literary constraint. He is at work on a book, The Way Things Go, about poetry, visual art, and anticipatory grief. He writes regularly about visual art for Hyperallergic, especially art with an ecological focus, and his creative and critical work has been published in Bookforum, Brooklyn Rail, Los Angeles Review of Books, BOMB, Boston Review, and The Believer.