Ed Pavlić is distinguished research professor of English and African American studies at the University of Georgia. His most recent and forthcoming works include Who Can Afford to Improvise?: James Baldwin and Black Music, the Lyric and the Listeners (Fordham University Press, 2016), and Another Kind of Madness: A Novel (Milkweed Editions, 2019). He lives in Athens, Georgia. Visit his website at www.edpavlic.com.