is the author of three books of poetry and a bilingual children’s book. She is a recipient of numerous literary awards, including an NEA Fellowship for Creative Writers. She is also the translator of Tomás Rivera’s, Y No Se Lo Tragó la Tierra/And the Earth Did Not Devour Him, and a contributing editor of Woman of Her Word: Hispanic Women Write. A native of San Antonio, Vigil- Piñón resides in Houston where she works as a TV producer.
is a poet and psychiatrist living in Toronto. She has attended poetry workshops at Inprint in Houston, Gemini Ink in San Antonio, and the University of Toronto. She was a Featured Poet at the Houston Poetry Fest 2004, and her work has been published in the Houston Poetry Review, The American Psychoanalyst, and Five Inprint Poets. She was recently a finalist for the Random House Canada Student Writing Award.
is the author of The Sleep Accusations (2004 Blue Lynx Prize, Eastern Washington University Press), Las Delaciones del Sueño (Universidad Veracruzana, Xalapa, Mexico), and Petals (winner of the 2006-07 Quarterly West Novella Competition). He lives in Houston, Texas. He was the guest editor of The Weight of Addition published by Mutabilis Press in 2007.
is a poet and environmental scientist who recently moved from Galveston Island to the Heights neighborhood in Houston. Infected by poetry while attending a reading by Russian poet Yevtushenko in 1986, Chuck believes that poetry must be shared to be complete. Born in Montana, raised in Utah, Chuck has lived in Texas since 1997.
poetry and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in American Letters & Commentary, The Canary, Pebble Lake Review, Third Coast, Margie, Born, Chelsea, American Poet, and Ninth Letter. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart prize. She received her doctorate from the University of Houston, where she was the managing editor of Gulf Coast for three years. She currently teaches creative writing at Rice University as the Parks Fellow.
work has been published in three dozen or so journals, most recently in Callaloo, Iron Horse Literary Review, and Short Story. In 1998 he was awarded the Dobie-Paisano Fellowship by the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas Institute of Letters. He is currently a PhD student at Texas A&M University in College Station, where he specializes in creative writing, teaches prose fiction and freshman composition, and co-edits the journal Big Tex[t].
has published one book of poetry, Vegetables and Other Relationships (Plain View Press, 2000) and been published in Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Windhover, Midwest Poetry Review, Spillway, Poesia, Paterson Literary Review and others. Most recently, he has been published in the anthology In the Arms of Words: Poems for Disaster Relief (Sherman Asher, 2006). In addition, he is one of the two “cats” (i.e., editors) of Dos Gatos Press, which publishes the Texas Poetry Calendar, now in its tenth year. He lives in Austin.
was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and raised on the river south of New Orleans in Naomi in Plaquemines Parish. Her Selected Poems was published in 2010 by Wave Books. On the core faculty of the University of Massachusetts Amherst's MFA Program for Poets & Writers, she co-directs and co-founded Amherst's Juniper Inititative for Literary Arts & Action and the Juniper Summer Writing Institute and leads workshops and form and theory seminars. With Emily Pettit and Guy Pettit, she publishes and edits for Factory Hollow Press. Her poetry has been awarded The Poetry Center at San Francisco State's Book of the Year Award and the American Poetry Review's Jerome Shestack Prize.
has taught at Texas State University since 1987. His books of poetry include Allegory Dance, The Singapore Express, and The Lost Seventh, which was published in 2011. Another collection, Not as Done, is due out in spring 2012. His poems have appeared in such journals as Beloit Poetry Review, New American Writing, Georgetown Review, Salamander, Midwest Quarterly, and New Letters. Wilson lives in San Marcos, Texas.
fourth book of poetry, The Book of Ten, was published by the University of Pittsburg Press in 2011. Her third book, Asunder, was a National Poetry Series selection, and her second, Campo Santo, won the Lamont Prize of the Academy of American Poets. A former Guggenheim and NEA fellow, she has had poems selected for a Pushcart Prize and for Best American Poetry in 2000 and 2006. In 2009, she received the James Dickey Prize in Poetry from Five Points. She is the Gladys Louise Fox Professor of English at Rice University.
is the author of a prose collection, Under A Riverbed Sky (Panther Creek Press), and a collection of stage monologues for actors, Heart Speak (Stone River Press). He is a native Houstonian.
was born in Lvov, Poland, and lives in Krakow and Chicago, where he teaches at the University of Chicago. He taught in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston for 19 years. He was awarded the 2004 Neustadt International Prize for Literature, and is the author of Eternal Enemies, A Defense of Ardor and Without End: New and Selected Poems (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). He is also the editor of Polish Writers on Writing (Trinity University Press).
grew up in Houston where she attended the University of St. Thomas and earned a BA in English. Since graduation she has pursued a career in marketing, first at The Blood Center and currently at Ernst & Young. In her spare time she is a volunteer reader at Taping for the Blind.