John Melillo is a musician and a professor at the University of Arizona. His book project, Outside In: Noisescapes from Dada to Punk examines the influence of noise on poetry and poetics during the twentieth century. He has written and presented work on empathy in sound poetry, the World War I poets of the Western Front, folk-song utopianism, the post-punk band DNA, waves, and other matters of sound and sense. In addition to his academic research in noise, John plays guitar and sings in the band Algae & Tentacles. Along with his wife, Johanna Skibsrud, and their daughter, Olive, he divides his time between Cape Breton, Canada and Tucson, AZ.