CAConrad was born in 1966 in the United States. They currently live in Philadelphia. CAConrad is the author of 9 books of poetry and essays, the latest is titled While Standing in Line for Death (Wave Books, 2017). A recipient of a Pew Fellowship in the Arts for Literature, they also received The Believer Magazine Book Award and The Gil Ott Book Award. CA is currently working on a (Soma)tic poetry ritual titled Resurrect Extinct Vibration, which investigates the effects that the vibrational absence of recently extinct species has on the body of the poet and the poems.