Kyle McCord is the author of two books of poetry. Galley of the Beloved in Torment was the winner of the 2008 Orphic Prize. His second book, co-written with poet Jeannie Hoag, is a book of epistolary poems entitled Informal Invitation to a Traveler. His work has been featured in Boston Review, Columbia Poetry Journal, Gulf Coast, Third Coast, Volt, and elsewhere. He co-edits iO: A Journal of New American Poetry.