Nico Vassilakis writes and draws language. Many of his results can be found online and on his website, Staring Poetics. Recent books include Alphabet Noir, In The Breast Pocket Of A Fine Overcast Day and DIESEL HAND. He co-edited the collectionThe Last Vispo Anthology: Visual Poetry 1998-2008. (Fantagraphics Books 2012). He lives in the Bronx with his wife, Crystal Curry.