Bernard Welt is Professor Emeritus at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University, where he taught courses in general humanities, film studies, and creative writing. He is the author of Mythomania: Fantasies, Fables, and Sheer Lies in Contemporary American Popular Art (Art issues Press), and has contributed hybrid fiction/essays to art catalogues including Splat! Boom! Pow! The Influence of Cartoons in Contemporary Art, and Raymond Pettibon: A Reader. His poetry has appeared widely in journals and in anthologies including The Best American Poetry.