Joel Weston Wood is an interdisciplinary writer, researcher, and educator. Joel holds a B.A. in Creative Writing from Pepperdine University, as well as an M.F.A. in Poetry from the University of California, Irvine where he taught for four years. Relentlessly interested in the history of spaces and how they affect our lived experience and imagination, Joel has collaborated on course design with renowned urban theorist Mike Davis, published poems drawing on the work of Christopher Alexander, and presented on the ephemeral cultural geography of Craigslist at the Hammer Museum. Originally hailing from the Arkansan Ozarks, Joel now lives a stone’s throw from the swan boats in Echo Park.