Wendy Barker’s sixth collection, One Blackbird at a Time, won the John Ciardi Prize (BkMk Press, 2015). Other books include Poems’ Progress, and Rabindranath Tagore: Final Poems. Her poems have appeared in hundreds of journals and anthologies, including The Best American Poetry 2013. She is the recipient of NEA and Rockefeller fellowships and has taught at UTSA since 1982.
Born in Mexico City, Natalia Treviño grew up in a Texas where her mother taught her Spanish and Bert and Ernie gave her lessons in English. Natalia has won several awards for her poetry and fiction including the 2004 Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Award, the 2008 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize and the 2012 Literary Award from the Artist Foundation of San Antonio.
George Wallace is Writer in Residence at the Walt Whitman Birthplace (2011-present), first poet laureate of Suffolk County NY, and author of 31 chapbooks of poetry, most recently Smashing Rock and Straight as Razors (Blue Light Press 2017). A seminal figure on the New York City poetry performance scene, Wallace maintains an active international schedule of workshops, lecture presentations & poetry readings. An adjunct professor of English at Pace University and Westchester Community College, he is editor of Poetrybay, Walt’s Corner, and co-editor of Great Weather For Media and Long Island Quarterly.