Grady Chambers was born and raised in Chicago. He was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, attended the MFA program at Syracuse University, and has received fellowships from the Norman Mailer Center and the New York State Summer Writers Institute. His writing has appeared in Diode Poetry; Forklift, Ohio; Ninth Letter, New Ohio Review, and elsewhere. He currently lives in Philadelphia. North American Stadiums is his first book of poems.