Sunday, October 22, 2006

la chascona

[la chascona: the santiago, chile, home of
nobel-winning poet pablo neruda]

please check out the glorious work of these writers: steven cordova, ron drummond, scott hightower, rosa maria arenas, and peter covino.

steven cordova’s poems are forthcoming in Expanding Borders: The New Latino Poetry, Zone 3, and BorderSenes (University of Arizona Press, 2007) and have appeared in Barrow Street, Calalloo, The Journal, Northwest Review, and Terra Incognita. His chapbook, Slow Dissolve, was published in 2003 by Momotombo Press.

ron drummond's first collection of poetry, Why I Kick At Night, was the winner of the 2004 portlandia group chapbook contest

scott hightower’s third collection, Part of the Bargain, received Copper Canyon Press’s 2004 Hayden Carruth Award. he lives in New York City, is a contributing editor to The Journal and Barrow Street, and currently teaches at NYU/Gallatin and Drew University in New Jersey. scott currently is toiling on translations of the poetry of the Spanish-Puerto Rican poet aurora de albornoz.

rosa maria arenas’ poetry has been published in such venues as Currents from the Dancing River: Contemporary Latino Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry and Nosotras: Latino Literature Today.

peter covino was born in Italy and educated there and in the States, where he earned an M.S. degree from Columbia School of Social Work; currently he is a Steffensen Cannon Fellow in the Ph.D. Program in English/Creative Writing at the University of Utah. covino is also the author of Straight Boyfriend, winner of the 2001 Frank O'Hara Chapbook Prize; his poems have appeared in Colorado Review, Columbia, The Journal, The Paris Review, Verse, and The Penguin Book of Italian American Writing. he is one of the founding editors of Barrow Street and Barrow Street Press.

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