P. Inman was born in 1947 and raised on Long Island. From 1980 to 2005, he worked at the Library of Congress, and since 2005 as labor rep and consultant. His books have included: Ocker (Tuumba Press, 1982), Red Shift and Criss Cross (Roof Books, 1988 & 1994), VEL (O Books, 1995), ad finitum (if p then q, 2008), At. Least. (Krupskaya, 2009), and Per Se (Burning Deck, 2012). He resides in Maryland with the poet Tina Darragh.