E.A. “Tony” Mares has published three chapbooks, two books of poetry, and one book of translations of the poems of Ángel González. His work has appeared in numerous local, national, and international magazines, journals and anthologies. He is also a published playwright and Professor Emeritus of English at UNM. 12, 20

Demetria Martinez is the author of two books of poetry, the widely translated novel, Mother Tongue, and a collection of essays Confessions of a Berlitz-Tape Chicana. She has a forthcoming children’s book with UNM Press. Mother Tongue is based in part on her indictment, twenty years ago, for conspiracy against the U.S. government in connection with allegedly transporting Salvadoran refugees into the United States. A religion reporter at the time, covering the faith-based sanctuary movement, she was found not guilty on First Amendment grounds. She is currently working on a book of short stories and writes a column for the independent weekly, the National Catholic Reporter. 13, 16

Valerie Martínez’s books include Absence Luminescent (Winner of the Larry Levis Prize and a Greenwall Grant from the Academy of American Poets), World to World, A Flock of Scarlet Doves, and Reinventing the Enemy’s Language.  Her poems, essays, and translations have appeared in APR, AGNI, Prairie Schooner, Parnassus, Mandorla, and Tiferet.  She is on the faculty of the College of Santa Fe, a member of the core artist team of Littleglobe, Inc., and was recently named the City of Santa Fe Poet Laureate. 20, 21

Carol Moldaw is the author of the lyric novel The Widening, and four books of poetry: The Lightning Field (2003), which won the 2002 FIELD Poetry Prize, Through the Window  (2000), Chalkmarks on Stone (1998), and Taken from the River (1993). A recipient of a Lannan Foundation Marfa Writer’s Residency, an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, and a Pushcart Prize, Moldaw lives outside of Santa Fe. She teaches at The University of Southern Maine’s low-residency M.F.A. program. 18, 19

Todd Moore has published more than one hundred books and chapbooks.  Currently, he coedits with his son Theron, the online zine St. Vitus.  He is well known for his long poem in progress Dillinger. Some of his work can be seen on the French website Metropolis. 21

Sawnee Morris has made Taos her home since 1983.  She is the co-author of The Sound a Raven Makes and her writing has appeared in The Kenyon Review, The Journal, and The Women’s Review of Books.  She has received the Texas Pen Literary Award and the National ACLU Creative Non Fiction Prize. She teaches literature and writing at the University of New Mexico in Taos, and is co-founder of Amigos Bravos, an 18-year-old non-profit river protection and social justice organization for the Rio Grande watershed. 22

Mary Oishi believes in the democratization of art. A public radio professional and a lifelong activist, Mary considers herself “caucASIAN.”  Her poetry sometimes explores her mixed heritage and always strives for justice. 7, 15

Richard Oyama has a Master’s degree in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. His work has appeared in Premonitions: The Kaya Anthology of New Asian North American Poetry, Breaking Silence, as well as in many small presses and literary magazines. He lives in Albuquerque. 15

V.B. Price is a poet, human rights and environmental columnist, editor, journalist, architectural critic and teacher. He is on the faculty of the UM University Honors Program and he is series editor of the Mary Burrit Christensen Poetry Series at UNM Press. His books include The Oddity, a novel; In Company: An Anthology of New Mexican Poets after 1960, co-editor; Chaco Trilogy, poetry; and The Seven Deadly Sins, satirical sonnets. 12?, 13

Greta Pullen grew up in Southern California , lived in Mexico as a child and earned an MA and MLS in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Her book from Neuma Books is Lost and Found Café. She is the Senior Librarian at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. 15, 19

Margaret Randall is a feminist poet, writer, photographer, and social activist who has published more than 80 books. Born in New York City in 1936, she has lived for extended periods in Albuquerque, New York, Seville, Mexico City, Havana, and Managua. Because of the strong anti-imperialist opinions expressed in many of her books, she was ordered deported and forced to wage a five year battle to reclaim her citizenship. With the solidarity of many good people she won her immigration case in 1989. Her books To Change the World: My Life in Cuba is forthcoming in fall 2008, and Their Backs to the Sea is forthcoming in fall 2009. 13, 15, ?

Mitch Rayes was born in Detroit, attended Naropa, lived in Chiapas, founded the non-profit Flaming Tongues in the 1990’s, produced four Albuquerque Poetry Festivals, and published a poetry newsletter, The Tongue, every month for eight years. He has just completed a poetry manuscript, Carrying Corpses. 15, 21

Robert Arthur Reeves has been published in many poetry magazines, including Fulcrum, The Blind Man’s Rainbow and Skidrow Penthouse. He has been writing poetry since 1965, and has lived in Albuquerque since 1967. 12

Mikaela Renz-Whitmore served as the lead mentor for the Voces Institute at the National Hispanic Cultural Center for five years, before passing it to Carlos Contreras. Community planner by day and editor and poetry advocate by night, Mikaela co-edited two recent anthologies, A Bigger Boat: The Unlikely Success of the Albuquerque Poetry Slam Scene, and ?de Veras?: Voices from the National Hispanic Cultural Center. 4, 19

Kenn Rodriguez been a featured performer at the Seattle Poetry Festival, the Taos Poetry Circus, the South-by-Southwest Music Conference, the SlamAmerica bus tour, and was on the 2005 National Poetry Slam championship team from Albuquerque. His work has been published in The Spirit of the Words, Conceptions Southwest and Poetry Slam: The Competitive Art of Performance Poetry. 17

Levi Romero is the author of A Poetry of Remembrance and In the Gathering of Silence. His teaching history includes workshops at the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s VOCES, El Instituto Cervantes, and the Taos Summer Writers’ Conference. He is a Visiting Research Scholar at UNM’s School of Architecture and Planning.  4

Miriam Sagan’s most recent books are Gossip (essays) and Map of the Lost (poems). She founded and directs the creative writing program at the Santa Fe Community College. She was recently the Artist in Residence at Petrified Forest National Park and spent 2007-2008 working on a project for THE LAND/An Art Site. 4, 7, 14, 15

Erika Sanchez was born and raised in Chicago. She had a Fulbright scholarship in Madrid, Spain in 2006-2007.  Her poems have appeared in: Ghoti, Gumball Poetry, Hanging Loose, and Other Voices. She is currently an MFA student at UNM. 5

Maureen Seaton is the author of a memoir, Sex Talks to Girls, and six books of poetry—most recently, Cave of the Yellow Volkswagen and Venus Examines Her Breast. She is the recipient of an NEA fellowship, the Audre Lorde Award, the Lambda Literary Award, the Iowa Poetry Prize, and the Pushcart Prize. She teaches poetry at the University of Miami.  15, 20, 21

Rudolfo Serna is a native of Northern New Mexico in the Espanola valley.  He is an MFA student in creative writing at UNM, an educator, wild land fire fighter, and laborer. 15

Danny Solis is a two time Burque Poetry Slam Champion, a four time Boston Slam Champion, a two time Asheville Slam Champion and a Southeastern Regional Individual Champ. He is also a two-time National Slam Masters Slam Champion. He has been a member of two National Poetry Slam Championship teams. Solis’ work has appeared in Revival, Spoken Word from Lollapalooza and SLAM, the Art of Competitive Poetry. He is the author of two books of poetry, the other thing and Confusion Song and one CD, Demo Peligroso. Solis was featured prominently in the movie, SlamNation. He performs and teaches poetry for audiences of all ages in schools, universities, and community centers across the country. In 2005, he embarked on his first European tour with dates in Paris, Oxford and Amsterdam and won the International Individual Poetry Slam Championship. 11, 21

Marilyn Stablein is the author of Sleeping in Caves; Climate of Extremes; Night Travels to Tibet; Tales of a Traveler and Vermin: A Bestiary.   She won the Brazos prize, a Cullen Fellowship, the Southwest Writers Poetry Prize, two Yaddo residencies and grants from the NEA, Seattle and NY Arts Commissions. 10, 15

Patricia Clark Smith is Irish/French Canadian/Micmac, grew up in Massachusetts and Maine,  and came to teach at UNM in 1971 after receiving a PhD at Yale. Now retired, her current book is a fictionalized story about her 9 times great grandmother, Isabelle Sale, one of the impoverished young French women Louis XIV’s government. persuaded to migrate from France to Quebec in 1670. 12

Arthur Sze is the author of eight books of poetry including The Ginkgo Light, Quipu, The Silk Dragon: Translations from the Chinese, and The Redshifting Web: Poems 1970-1998 . His poems have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, including: The American Poetry Review; Carnet de Route (Paris); Conjunctions; The Iowa Review; The Kenyon Review; Kyoto Journal; Manoa; New Letters; The New Yorker; The Paris Review; Raster (Amsterdam); Unitas (Taipei); Hotel Parnassus: Poetry International 2007 (Amsterdam); 2007 Pamirs Poetry Journey: The First Chinese-English Poetry Festival (Huangshan Mountain, China); Poets of the New Century; Pushcart Prize XXI. His poems have been translated into Albanian, Bosnian, Chinese, Dutch, Italian, Romanian, and Turkish. Among his numerous awards are a Western States Book Award for Translation; a Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Writers’ Award; an Asian American Literary Award; a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship; an American Book Award; three Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry Fellowships; and two National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships. He is also a professor emeritus at the Institute of American Indian Arts. 18, 19

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