Thomas Devaney is a poet and educator based in Philadelphia. He is co-director of the film Bicentennial City (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 and he teaches at Haverford College.