Carmen Calatayud's first book of poems, Cave Walk, was chosen by poets Pamela Uschuk and William Pitt Root for the Silver Concho Poetry Series and is forthcoming from Press 53 in September 2012. She is a poet moderator for Poets Responding to SB 1070, a Facebook group that features poetry and news about Arizona's controversial immigration law that legalizes racial profiling. Calatayud works as a psychotherapist and addictions counselor in Washington, DC.
Emma Trelles is the author of Tropicalia, winner of the 2010 Andres Montoya Poetry Prize and published by the University of Notre Dame Press (2011). She is also the author of the chapbook Little Spells (GOSS183 press), a recommended read by the Valparaiso Poetry Review and the Montserrat Review.
Read a review of Tropicalia over at Post No Ills.