Thomas Devaney is a poet, urbanist, educator based in Philadelphia. He wrote and co-director the film Bicentennial City with Green House Media (2020). Devaney is the author of Getting to Philadelphia, Hanging Loose Press (2019) and You Are the Battery, Black Square Editions (2019). His work is featured in Best American Poetry 2019 and he is 2014 Pew Fellow. He is on the Advisory Board of Blue Stoop: A Home for Philly Writers. Devaney teaches at Haverford College.