Calvin Bedient, California is the co-editor of Lana Turner: A Journal of Poetry & Opinion, and the author of several books of literary criticism (including He Do the Police in Different Voices: the Waste Land and its Protagonist and The Yeats Brothers), as well as of poetry (Candy Necklace, The Violence of the Morning, Days of Unwilling, and The Multiple). His collection The Breathing Place is forthcoming from Omnidawn.
Sherwin Bitsui, New Mexico, a Diné from the Navajo Reservation in White Cone, Arizona, received an AFA from Institute of American Indian Arts Creative Writing Program. He is the author of the poetry collections Shapeshift (2003), Flood Song (2009), and Dissolve (2019). Bitsui has received a Whiting Writers’ Award, a grant from the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry, a Truman Capote Creative Writing Fellowship, and a Lannan Literary Fellowship. He teaches at the Institute of American Indian Arts.
Robert Carr, Massachusetts is the author of Amaranth, published in 2016 by Indolent Books and The Unbuttoned Eye, a full-length collection forthcoming from 3: A Taos Press. Among other publications his poetry appears in the Bellevue Literary Review, Crab Orchard Review, The Massachusetts Review, Rattle and Tar River Poetry. Robert is poetry editor with Indolent Books and an editor for the anthology Bodies and Scars, forthcoming from the Ghana Writes Literary Group. robertcarr.org.
Cyrus Cassells, Texas. Cassells’ latest book of poetry is The Gospel According to Wild Indigo, a finalist for the NAACP Image Award in Poetry. Still Life with Children: Selected Poems of Francesc Parcerisas, translated from the Catalan, was published by Stephen F. Austin State University Press in March 2019. He’s a recipient of a Lannan Literary Award, a William Carlos Williams Award, and a Lambda Literary Award. He teaches at Texas State University and lives in Austin.
Don Cellini, Ohio/Georgia is a teacher, poet, and translator. He is the author of five poetry collections and translator of dozens of poems as well as six books of poetry. He is professor emeritus at Adrian (Michigan) College and translation editor for The Ofi Press. In retirement he divides his time between Toledo, OH and Savannah, GA. More of his work can be found at www.doncellini.com .
Kristina Marie Darling, Missouri is the author of thirty-two books, including Look to Your Left: The Poetics of Spectacle (Akron Poetry Series, forthcoming in 2020) and DARK HORSE: Poems (C&R Press, 2018). She currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of Tupelo Press and Tupelo Quarterly, an opinion columnist at The Los Angeles Review of Books, a staff blogger at The Kenyon Review, a contributing writer at Publishers Weekly, and a freelance book critic at The New York Times Book Review.
Alexandra Domínguez, Spain (1956, Concepción, Chile) is a visual artist and poet. Her oil and acrylic paintings and steel-plate etchings have shown throughout Europe and the Americas, winning the 1989 Premio Nacional Salón Sur de Pintura in Chile. She is the author of two award winning books of poems, The Conquest of Air (2000), which won the XX Premio Hispanoamericano de Poesía Juan Ramón Jiménez, and Poems to Carry in Your Pocket (2006), which won the XIV Premio de Poesía Rincón de la Victoria.
Iris Jamahl Dunkle, California, (2017-2018 Poet Laureate of Sonoma County,CA.) Her poetry includes Interrupted Geographies (Trio House Press, 2017) Gold Passage (Trio House Press, 2013) and There’s a Ghost in this Machine of Air (Word Tech, 2015). She’s published in Tin House, San Francisco Examiner, Fence, Calyx, Catamaran, Poet’s Market, Women’s Studies and Chicago Quarterly Review. Dunkle teaches at Napa Valley College and is the Poetry Director of the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference.
Blas Falconer, California is the author of three poetry collections, including Forgive the Body This Failure (Four Way Books 2018. His awards include an NEA Fellowship and the Maureen Egen Writers Exchange. He is a poetry editor for The Los Angeles Review and Mentor and Muse (online), and teaches in the MFA at San Diego State University.
Natachee Momaday Gray, New Mexico is a Santa Fe poet and filmmaker whose work focuses on the melding of art and myth, ancestry and nostalgia, food and prayer, glamour, frivolity and time. A believer in the saying “the higher the heel, the closer to God,” she is intent on composing a unique and charming color to paint her world.
Eva Hooker, CSC, Indiana is Professor of English and Writer-in-Residence at Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana. Her first book, Godwit, was published by 3: A Taos Press in 2016. Two chapbooks were published by Chapiteau Press, Notes for Survival in the Wilderness and The Winter Keeper (finalist for the Minnesota Book Award). Her poems have been widely published in Agni, Salmagundi, Terrain, Notre Dame Review and Salamander.
Konstantin Kulakov, New York/Dominican Republic is an award-winning poet born in Zaoksky, former Soviet Union and holds an M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary in New York. Kulakov’s debut book of poems, Excavating the Sky, was published by Dialogue Foundation Books in 2015. His work has appeared in Spillway, Phoebe, Christian Century, Harvard Journal of African American Policy, Tidal Basin Review, and Ghost Town, among others.
Dana Levin, Missouri. Levin’s collections of poetry include Sky Burial, which The New Yorker called “utterly her own and utterly riveting.” Her poetry and essays have appeared in many anthologies and magazines, including Best American Poetry 2015, The New York Times, and Poetry. A grateful recipient of fellowships and awards from the Rona Jaffe, Whiting and Guggenheim Foundations, Levin serves as Distinguished Writer in Residence at Maryville University in Saint Louis. Her fourth book is Banana Palace.
Jeralyn Lujan-Lucero, Taos Pueblo, New Mexico, attended the Institute of American Indian Arts. She operates Sagebrush Deer Gallery at Taos Pueblo. Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Red River in Idabel, Oklahoma, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, the School of American Research, IAIA in Santa Fe, and Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos. As the mother of three children Jeralyn’s first priority is nurturing and teaching her children Taos Pueblo ways.
Gary Worth-Moody, New Mexico is author of Hazards of Grace, and Occoquan, and the forthcoming The Burnings from 3:A Taos Press. Moody lives in Santa Fe, with the artist and writer Oriana Rodman, Handsome: the Dachshund, Beauty: a grulla beast of indeterminate origin, and the memory of Gus: The Black-tongued Dog, and three Redtail hawks released back into the wild.
Carol Moldaw, New Mexico is the author of Beauty Refracted (Four Way Books, 2018), and five other books of poetry, including So Late, So Soon: New and Selected Poems and The Lightning Field, as well as a novel, The Widening. Her work has been translated into Turkish, Chinese and Portuguese, and has recently appeared in The New York Review of Books, Poem-A-Day, Subtropics, Zocalo Public Square and The Los Angeles Review.
Juan J. Morales, Colorado is the author of three poetry collections: Friday and the Year That Followed, The Siren World, and The Handyman’s Guide to End Times. His poetry has appeared in CSPAN2, Copper Nickel, Crab Orchard Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Pleiades, Poetry Daily, and others. He is a CantoMundo Fellow, a Macondista, the Editor/Publisher of Pilgrimage Press, and Department Chair of English & World Languages at Colorado State University-Pueblo.
Sawnie Morris, New Mexico. Her, Infinite (New Issues Press) won the 2015 New Issues Poetry Award, (judge, Major Jackson). Recent honors include the Ruth Stone Poetry Prize; Poets & Writers’ “Five-Over-Fifty;” publication in Best American Experimental Writing, Harvard Review’s Renga for Obama, Poetry, and Lana Turner. Her poems won a PSA Bogin Award and her chapbook in The Sound a Raven Makes (Tres Chicas) co-won a NM Book Award. Sawnie is the Inaugural Taos Poet Laureate.
Robert Murdock, Ohio. Murdock’s poems have appeared in The Boston Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Antioch Review, Quarterly West, and elsewhere. He has been a recipient of the Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council and teaches composition, creative writing, and literature at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College.
Jim O’Donnell, New Mexico, utilizes photography to create visual stories to positively impact the lives of people and ecosystems globally. He works with print, online publications, NGOs, governmental entities and online advocacy organizations, and has extensive experience working with local communities in a respectful, immersive style. Jim leads street photography workshops in Cuba each November through espiritutraveltocuba.com. www.jimodonnellphotography.com
Jeremy Paden, Kentucky, poet and professor of Spanish and Latin American literature at Transylvania University. He is the author of three poetry chapbooks and one of translated poems. His work has appeared in Adirondack Review, Atlanta Review, Asymptote Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Cincinnati Review, Cortland Review, Louisville Review, Rattle!, Words Without Borders. He is the recipient of a 2019 Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship for poetry from the Kentucky Arts Council.
Jamie Ross, New Mexico lives on a mesa west of Taos, often in Mexico. His work has appeared in numerous journals, including Poetry East, Nimrod, the Texas, Northwest and Paris Review; also in Best New Poets 2007. His 2010 collection, Vinland, received the Intro Poetry Prize from Four Way Books.
Miguel Ángel Muñoz Sanjuán, Spain (1961, Madrid) is a poet and essayist who’s been an active figure in the Spanish literary scene since the 1980′s with six books of poems: Una extraña tormenta (1992), Las fronteras (2001), Cartas consulares (2007), Los dialectos del éxodo (2007), Cantos & Ucronías, and Memorical Fractal (2017). In the forefront of Spanish experimental poetry, Muñoz Sanjuán is an editor and anthologist bringing the poetry of e. e. cummings and Osip Mandelstam into Spanish.
Natasha Sajé, Utah is the author of three books of poems, including, most recently, Vivarium (Tupelo, 2014), a book of literary criticism (Windows and Doors: A Poet Reads Literary Theory, Michigan, 2014), and a book of personal essays forthcoming from Trinity University Press. She teaches at Westminster College in Salt Lake City and in the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing Program. www.natashasaje.com
Hadaa Sendoo, Mongolia, Union of Mongolian Writers, founder, World Poetry Almanac, co-chair Council of Writers and Readers of the Assembly of Peoples of Eurasia. Works: Sweet Smell of Grass (Persian 2016), Aurora (Kurdish 2017), Mongolian Long Song (Georgian 2017), Wenn ich sterbe, werde ich träumen (Mongolian-German 2017), Mongolian Blue Spots (Dutch, 2017), A Corner of the Earth (Norwegian 2018), Peace, Broken Heart (Russian 2018), Sich zuhause fühlen (German 2018).
Arthur Sze, New Mexico, author of ten books of poetry, including Sight Lines (Copper Canyon, 2019), Compass Rose, The Ginkgo Light, Quipu, The Redshifting Web: Poems 1970-1997, and Archipelago. A recipient of many honors, including the Jackson Poetry Prize from Poets & Writers, a Lannan Literary Award, two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an American Book Award, Sze is a professor emeritus at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Photo by Mariana Cook.
Diane Thiel, New Mexico author of ten books of poetry and nonfiction, including Echolocations, Resistance Fantasies, The White Horse: A Colombian Journey, and Winding Roads. Awards include a Fulbright, a PEN Award and an NEA Award. Thiel received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Brown, and has traveled and lived in various countries worldwide with her husband and four children, working on literary and environmental projects. She is Professor of English and Associate Chair at UNM.
Larry D. Thomas, New Mexico, a member of the Texas Institute of Letters and the 2008 Texas Poet Laureate, resides in Las Cruces. He has published several award-winning and critically acclaimed collections of poetry, most recently As If Light Actually Matters: New & Selected Poems (Texas Review Press, Texas A&M University Press Consortium 2015) and Boiling It Down: The Electronic Poetry Chapbooks of Larry D. Thomas (Blue Horse Press 2019). www.larrydthomas.com
Marina Tsvetaeva, Russia (1982-1941), admired by Joseph Brodsky: “Well, if you are talking about the twentieth century, I’ll give you a list of poets. Akhmatova, Mandelstam, Tsvetaeva (and she is the greatest one, in my view. The greatest poet in the twentieth century was a woman.”
Angelo Verga, New York, has been published in more than 150 poetry venues, both here and abroad, and has been widely anthologized and translated. His seventh book is a new & selected volume, Long & Short, including The Street in Your Head (2016), available on Amazon. He was an owner of The Cornelia Street Café, where his programs (1997-2015) created a home for poets & audiences. He lives in Harlem.
Mary Jane White, Iowa, MFA Iowa Writers’ Workshop, NEA Fellowships (in poetry and translation). Tsvetaeva translations: Starry Sky to Starry Sky (Holy Cow! Press, 1988) New Year’s, an elegy for Rilke (Adastra Press, 2007); Poem of the Hill (The New England Review); Poem of the End (The Hudson Review), reprinted in Poets Translate Poets, (Syracuse 2013) and forthcoming in March of 2020 from Adelaide Books (NYC/Lisbon), a new translation of After Russia, (Paris, 1928), Tsvetaeva’s last collection of short lyrics.
Leonore Wilson, California is author of poetry collections Western Solstice and Tremendum, Augustu, published widely in such publications as Quarterly West, Upstreet, Laurel Review, Iowa Review, Pif, Boxcar Poetry, has taught at various colleges and universities in the Bay Area, and is on the MFA Board at St Mary’s College in California. She has won fellowship to the University of Utah (Writers Work) and Villa Montalvo Center for the Arts.