Stephen Kessler is a poet, prose writer and translator based in Santa Cruz. His most recent books are Where Was I? (prose poems, Greenhouse Review Press), Need I Say More? (essays, El León Literary Arts), and Forbidden Pleasures: New Selected Poems [1924-1949] by Luis Cernuda (translation, Black Widow Press). His previous translations of Cernuda, Desolation of the Chimera (late poems, White Pine Press) and Written in Water (prose poems, City Lights Books), received the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets and a Lambda Literary Award, respectively. www.stephenkessler.com
William Greenwood grew up in California where he worked with farm workers from the 1960s during early unionization through the 1980s. Subsequently, he worked on agricultural and small business projects in Latin America, the Middle East, and Central Asia. Returning to his home state in 2010, he now lives in Sonoma County. He authored Into the Center of America, a 1976 poetry chapbook published by Green Horse Press, which he cofounded. He is also the translator of a selection from Guatemalan poet Arqueles Morales’ La Paz Aún No Ganada, chosen for the 1971 Colección la Honda by Cuba’s Casa de las Américas.
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