Alex Dimitrov was born in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1984. His first book of poems, Begging for It, is forthcoming from Four Way Books in March 2013. Dimitrov is the recipient of the Stanley Kunitz Prize from the American Poetry Review. His poems have appeared in the Kenyon Review, Yale Review, Boston Review, Tin House, Slate, Poetry Daily, and American Poetry Review, among others. He is the founder of Wilde Boys, a queer poetry salon in New York City, works at the Academy of American Poets, teaches creative writing at Rutgers University, and frequently writes for Poets & Writers magazine. He received his MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College, and his BA in English and Film Studies from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. He lives in Manhattan.