Mark Strand is the author of numerous collections of poetry, most recently Almost Invisible (Knopf, 2012); and New Selected Poems (Knopf, 2007). His honors include the Pulitzer Prize, the Bollingen Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellowship, as well as fellowships from the MacArthur Foundation and the Ingram Merrill Foundation. He served as Poet Laureate of the United States in 1990. Currently, he works at Columbia University and lives in Madrid, Spain.
Eduardo C. Corral
Eduardo C. Corral is a CantoMundo fellow. His poems have appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Jubilat, New England Review, Ploughshares, and Poetry. His work has been honored with a "Discovery"/The Nation award and residencies from the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. Slow Lightning, his first book, was selected by Carl Phillips as the 2011 winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition. He's the recipient of a 2011 Whiting Writers' Award.
Rankine is the author of Slow Dance with Trip Wire, selected by Cornelius Eady for the Poetry Society of America's 2010 New York Chapbook Fellowship. She is also the recipient of a 2010 "Discovery"/Boston Review Poetry Prize, and was featured as an emerging poet in the fall 2010 issue of American Poet and the April 2011 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine. Also her poetry has been published in several other magazines and journals, including American Poet, Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, DIAGRAM, Indiana Review and POOL: A Journal of Poetry. And she was commissioned by the New York Botanical Garden for their Literary Audio Tour.
Malachi Black is the author of the poetry collection Storm Toward Morning (Copper Canyon Press, 2014). His poems appear or are forthcoming in AGNI, Boston Review,Gulf Coast, Harvard Review, Narrative, Poetry, Ploughshares, and The Southern Review, among other journals, and in several recent anthologies, including Before the Door of God: An Anthology of Devotional Poetry (Yale U.P., 2013), Discoveries: New Writing from The Iowa Review (Iowa Review, 2012), and The Poet’s Quest for God(Eyewear Publishing [U.K.], 2014). The recipient of a 2009 Ruth Lilly Fellowship, Black has since received fellowships and awards from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Emory University, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the MacDowell Colony, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the University of Texas at Austin’s Michener Center for Writers, the University of Utah, and Yaddo. Black was the subject of an Emerging Poet profile by Mark Jarman in the Fall 2011 issue of the Academy of American Poets’ magazine, American Poet, and his work has several times been set to music and has been featured in exhibitions both in the U.S. and abroad. He is Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of San Diego. For more information, visit www.malachiblack.com.
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The Paris-American, Yr. 1
December 7, 2012,
10 River Terrace, New York, NY 10282
Eduardo C. Corral
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