Our Authors

María Jesús Soler Arteaga

María Jesús Soler Arteaga has published poems in numerous journals and anthologies in Spain, edited the comprehensive text “Palabras, palabras, palabras...” Poetas románticas sevillanas (“Words, words, words...” Romantic Women Poets of Seville), and is contributing writer for various magazines and newspapers. Her first book, Ciudad Imposible (Impossible City) was published in 2005. Soler teaches Spanish language and literature at the University of Sevilla, Seville Spain.

Curtis Bauer

A native of Iowa, Curtis Bauer was raised a son of farmers and artists and has lived in England, Mexico, Spain and the Eastern and Southwest United States. He is the author of two poetry collections: his first, Fence Line (2004), won the John Ciardi Poetry Prize; and his second, The Real Cause for Your Absence was published by C&R Press in 2013. A bilingual collection of his poetry, Spanish Sketchbook was published in Spain in 2012. Bauer is also a translator of poetry and prose from the Spanish; his publications include the full-length collections Eros Is More (forthcoming from Alice James Books in 2014) and Talisman (Editorial Anantes, 2012), as well as individual poems and prose from numerous Spanish and South American writers in The Southern Review, Two Lines, The Indiana Review, and The American Poetry Review, among others. He is the publisher and editor of Q Ave Press Chapbooks, the Spanish Translations Editor for From the Fishouse, and “Emerging Spanish Poets” Series Editor for Vaso Roto Ediciones. He teaches Creative Writing and Comparative Literature at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.

Christopher Buckley

Christopher Buckley is a Guggenheim Fellow in poetry for 2007-2008. His most recent book is ...and the Sea from The Sheep Meadow press in New York. In 2008 his fifteenth and sixteenth books were published: Modern History: Prose Poems 1987-2007 from Tupelo Press and Rolling the Bones from Eastern Washington University Press. Alcatrez Editions published Bear Flag Republic: Prose Poems and Poetics from California which he edited with Gary Young.

Luís Cernuda

Luís Cernuda, a leading voice in the legendary Generation of 1927, is one of Spain’s most important 20th-century poets. He was born in 1902 in Seville, where he studied with Pedro Salinas, and went to Madrid in the late 1920s where he befriended such contemporaries as García Lorca, Vicente Aleixandre, Rafael Alberti, and Jorge Guillén. After the successful reception of the first edition of his collected poems, La Realidad y el Deseo (Reality and Desire), he left Spain during the Civil War in 1938 and spent the rest of his life in exile, first in Great Britain, then in the U.S., and finally in Mexico where he died in 1963. An edition of his Selected Poems, translated by Reginald Gibbons, first appeared in the US in 1977 and was reprinted in 2000 by Sheep Meadow Press.

Dana Crum

Dana Crum is author of the chapbook Good Friday 2000 (Q Ave Press, 2014). Two years in a row, he won the Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Writer’s Residency at The Seven Hills School, and in 2013 was a Writing Resident at the Vermont Studio Center. He won a seat at the 2014 Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop at Brown University and received a fellowship from Virginia Commonwealth University. The Paris Review Daily profiled him in 2013. His poetry and fiction have appeared in Blackbird, African Voices, Carve Magazine, Gumbo: An Anthology of African American Writing, The Innisfree Poetry Journal, Killens Review of Arts & Letters and several other publications. NPR affiliate WBEZ 91.5 FM Chicago broadcast a dramatic reading of his short story “My Heavenly Father” as part of its Stories on Stage program. Crum is currently at work on a full-length poetry collection. 

Matthew Dickman

Matthew Dickman is author of the chapbook Something About a Black Scarf (Azul Press, 2008), in addition to Amigos (Q Ave Press, 2007). His first full-length collection, All American Poem, won the 2008 American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize in Poetry. He has had work in Tin House, Clackamas Literary Review, Agni Online, and The New Yorker, among other publications.

Glenn Freeman

Glenn Freeman’s poetry collection Keeping The Tigers Behind Us won the judge's prize in the Sixth Annual Elixir Press Poetry Awards. Judge Jim McGarrah says in the introduction: "Freeman fuses pop culture with Chinese philosophy, sophisticated poetic technique and a thorough knowledge of craft with street savvy rhythms and idiomatic expression in a masterful way." His work has appeared in such publications as Poetry, The Cimmeron Review, The Lullwater Review, and Talking River Review. He grew up in Maryland and has lived in Vermont, Minnesota, and Florida; he teaches English and Creative Writing at Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa.

Ross Gay

Ross Gay was born in Youngstown, Ohio, and grew up just outside of Philadelphia. He is the author of two books of poems, Against Which (CavanKerry Press 2006) and Bringing the Shovel Down (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011), and he is co-author, with Aimee Nezhukumatathil, of the chapbook Two Gardens.  His poems and essays have appeared in American Poetry Review, Gulf Coast, Massachusetts Review, and The Sun, among other magazines and anthologies.  He is also the co-author, with the painter Kimberly Thomas, of the artists’ books The Halo, BRN2HNT, and The Bullet.  Ross is an editor with the chapbook press, Q Avenue, which has published early work by Matthew Dickman, Simone White, Chris Mattingly, and Layli Long Soldier.  He has been a Cave Canem fellow and a Bread Loaf tuition scholar.  Ross is also a founding member of the Bloomington Community Orchard, a publicly owned, volunteer-run, free-fruit-for-all, organic orchard, where he serves as the co-chair of the education team.  In this capacity he teaches or co-teaches ten classes a year on various aspects of orcharding, from pruning to propagation.  Ross is currently at work on a non-fiction book about African American farming, in addition to his poetry projects.  Ross is an associate professor in the M.F.A. program at Indiana University and in Drew University’s Low-Residency M.F.A. program.  He is the recipient of a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship. 

Luke Hankins

Luke Hankins has served as an Associate Editor at Asheville Poetry Review since 2006. His translations have appeared in Connotation Press and New England Review, and his own poetry and prose have appeared in The Cortland Review, Poetry East, Southern Poetry Review, and The Writer’s Chronicle, among other places. He regularly posts book reviews, interviews, and other items at his blog, A Way of Happening.

Stephen Kessler

Stephen Kessler’s translations of Written in Water: The Prose Poems of Luis Cernuda (City Lights, 2004) received the Lambda Literary Award. His other translations, of Pablo Neruda, Vicente Aleixandre, Jorge Luis Borges, Fernando Alegría and Julio Cortázar, among other Spanish and Latin American writers, have been widely praised. His most recent collection of original poetry is Tell It to the Rabbis. He is the editor of The Redwood Coast Review.

Dana Levin

Dana Levin’s first collection, In the Surgical Theatre (Copper Canyon Press, 1999), received the 1999 American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize, The John C. Zacharis First Book Award from Ploughshares, the 2000 Wytter Bynner Prize from The American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the 2003 PEN/Osterweil Award. Her most recent book is Wedding Day (Copper Canyon Press, 2005). Levin is the recipient of numerous other honors, including 2004 fellowships from the Library of Congress and the Rona Jaffe Foundation. She teaches in the MFA prgram at Warren Wilson College and directs the creative writing program at College of Santa Fe in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Sebastian Matthews

Sebastian Matthews is Curator and Advisory Board Member of Q Ave Press chapbooks. He is the author of the memoir, In My Father’s Footsteps, and co-editor, with Stanley Plumly, of Search Party: Collected Poems of William Matthews. His chapbook, Coming to Flood, was published by Hollyridge Press in 2005 and, since then, he’s published two collections of poems with Red Hen Press, We Generous (2007) and Miracle Day(2011). Matthews lives with his family in Asheville, North Carolina, and is currently at work on a novel.

Kevin McIlvoy

Kevin McIlvoy teaches in the Department of English at New Mexico State University, and in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. Recently, he has taught at the Bread Loaf, RopeWalk, and Arizona State University writers’ conferences. He has been the editor in chief of Puerto del Sol, the NMSU national literary magazine, for twenty-three years, and has published his own work in literary magazines, including TriQuarterly, the Southern Review, River City, Ploughshares, and the Missouri Review. The Complete History of New Mexico is his first story collection; he has published four novels, A Waltz, The Fifth Station, Little Peg, and Hyssop. He and his family live in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Brooke O’Harra

Brooke O’Harra is one of the co-founders of The Theatre of a Two-headed Calf. Brooke is a New York City based director. In addition to directing all Two-headed Calf productions, Brooke works as a free-lance director with an interest in new and experimental texts. Recent Two-headed Calf productions include Chikamatsu's DRUM OF THE WAVES OF HORIKAWA (a Japanese Drama from 1705 scored for live Punk Rock -- presented in 5 Episodes - NYC premier at HERE Arts Center Oct 2007), Raphael Spreglberg's PANIC (P.S. 122, Nov 2006) G.B. Shaw's MAJOR BARBARA (La Mama E.T.C. Annex, Jan 2006), Lisa D'Amour's THE CATARACT (Perishable Theatre 2005), Fielding's THE LIFE AND DEATH OF TOM THUMB THE GREAT(La Mama E.T.C., 2004), and Witkiewiczs's THE MOTHER and TUMOR BRAINIOWIZC (La Mama E.T.C., 2003 and 2002). Currently Brooke and Two-headed Calf are developing a MACBETH for Soho Rep. Brooke directed for Ruth Margraff and is developing MARIA/STUART with playwright Jason Grote at the Soho Rep writers and directors lab. She is the recipient of the NEA/TCG Develping Directors Grant, a Harp Artist in Residence, and a Drama League Directing fellow. She teaches acting at NYU TSOA's Experimental Theatre Wing. Brooke has studied and made theatre in Japan, Czech Republic, Poland, Indonesia, and Ghana.

Chad Prevost

Chad Prevost, Editorial Director of C&R Press, is the author of Snapshots of the Perishing World (WordTech/Cherry Grove), A Walking Cliché Coins a Phrase: Prose Poems, Letters and Microfictions (Plain View), and three chapbooks, Chasing the Gods and Chad Prevost's Greatest Hits (Pudding House), and White-Feathered Bodies (Q Avenue Press). Two poems and an interview with Chad on the "state of poetry in America" have recently been posted on The Huffington Post. Over the past two years, Chad's work has been included in the recent anthologies, Bear Flag Republic: California Prose Poems and Poetics (Alcatraz Editions), Come Together: Poems of Peace and Protest (Bottom Dog), and City of the Big Shoulders (Iowa UP), as well as in the magazines American Poetry Journal, Hunger Mountain, The Seattle Review, Sentence, and The Southern Review.

Stella Vinitchi Radulescu

Stella Vinitchi Radulescu has published numerous books of poetry in Romanian, French, and English, but she does not translate her own work. She has received both the Grand Prix de Poésie Noël-Henri Villard (2008) and the Grand Prix Art et Poésie (2007) from the Société des Poètes et Artistes de France. Her English volumes of poetry include Insomnia in Flowers (Plain View Press, 2008) and Diving with the Whales (March Street Press, 2008).

Patrick Rosal

Patrick Rosal is the author of Uprock Headspin Scramble and Dive (Persea Books, 2004), finalist for the Asian-American Writers' Workshop Literary Awards and winner of the AAWW Member's Choice Award. His chapbook Uncommon Denominators won the Palanquin Poetry Series Award. His work has appeared in journals such as North American Review, Columbia, Folio, and many anthologies including The NuyorAsian Anthology, Pinoy Poetics, and The Beacon Best. He has been a featured reader at many venues around the country, in Buenos Aires, London, and on the BBC radio program "The World Today.” His second full-length collection, My American Kundiman, was published by Persea Books in fall 2006.

Elaine Sexton

Elaine Sexton is Curator, Advisory Board Member, and Editor at Q Ave Press chapbooks. She is the author of two poetry collections, Sleuth (2003) and Causeway (2008), both published by New Issues Press (Western Michigan University). Her poems, reviews, and essays have appeared in numerous journals including American Poetry Review, ARTnews, Art in AmericaPoetry, New Letters, Prairie Schooner, The Women's Review of Books, the Writer's Chronicle (AWP), and online with Poetry Daily. Her visual work in mixed media, “Containers, Contained,” is the subject of a 2014 exhibit at Dumbo Sky Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, and has appeared in numerous journals, among them You Are Here: The Journal of Creative Geography, and Sinister Wisdom. She is the founder of the 7 Carmine poetry collective and chapbook series. She teaches text and image, bookmaking, and poetry workshops at the Sarah Lawrence College Writing Institute, in the graduate writing program at City College (CUNY), and privately.

Layli Long Soldier

Layli Long Soldier, Oglala Lakota, is a graduate of the creative writing program at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Her family is from northwestern Idaho and the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota. She has served as editor-in-chief of the "Native Language Network" and other publications for the Indigenous Language Institute. She is a two-time recipient of the Truman Capote Scholarship Award. Her emphasis at IAIA is prose and poetry. She is also writer/guitarist for “M=Water” and mother of a two-year old daughter, Chance White.

Kim Thomas

Kim Thomas has shown her work in solo and group shows in New York and Philadelphia, and her limited edition artist’s books in collaboration with Ross Gay are in library and private collections throughout the U.S. She received her MFA in painting from the University of Pennsylvania.

Jonathan Wei

Jonathan Wei served from 11/2005-6/2007 as advisor and advocate for the University of Oregon VFSA, in his capacity as Coordinator of Nontraditional Student Programs in the Office of Student Life. Jonathan’s experience in production includes the KGB Sunday Evening Fiction Series in New York and the 2007 New Writing, New Thinking Conference at the University of Oregon (Jessica Hagedorn, Katherine Min, Manuel Luis Martinez, David Wright and Patrick Rosal). His fiction has been published in Glimmer Train, The North American Review, Rivendell, and other venues, he has been honored as a Fellow of the Vermont Studio Center and Atlantic Center for the Arts, and named the 2004 Borchardt Scholar at the Sewanee Writers Conference.

Simone White

Simone White is a graduate of Harvard Law School and The New School’s Graduate Program in Creative Writing. Her poems have appeared in Indiana Review and Gathering Ground. A member of Cave Canem, she is pursuing a Ph.D. in English at CUNY Graduate Center.

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