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Winner of River Teeth's 2012 Literary Non Fiction Book Prize (autobiography, So Far, So Good, due out from U. Nebraska Press April 2013) and a 1992 Rockefeller Bellagio Award in poetry and fiction, Ralph Salisbury has published his eleventh book of poems, Like the Sun in Storm, with Habit of Rainy Night's Press, October 2012. Like his previous books of poems and short fiction, it evokes his Cherokee-Shawnee-Irish-English-American heritage. He has presented his work on stage, on radio and on TV, in the U.S., Canada, Europe and India. His poem "In the Children's Museum in Nashville" was published in the New Yorker, in 1960, and has attracted attention as a precursor to the contemporary Native American literary movement. In selecting his Rainbows of Stone as an Oregon Book Award finalist, Maxine Kumin wrote: "Nature in Ralph Salisbury's conception is a Presence to be addressed... His book deserves a broad audience." His recent books, 2009, are Blind Pumper at the Well, Salt Press, Cambridge, UK; The Indian Who Bombed Berlin, fiction, Michigan State U. Press and Light from a Bullet Hole, poems new and selected, Silverfish Review Press, nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.
Poet and translator Carlos Reyes lives and works in Portland, Oregon when not traveling. He travels a lot and was recently in Bangalore, India for month writing and connecting with India poets. Whether he journeys to India, Ecuador, Panama, Spain, Ireland, or Alaska, those experiences inform his poetry. In 2007 he was honored with a Heinrich Boll Fellowship, which gave him time to write on Achill Island, Ireland. He has had fellowships to Yaddo, and the Fundacion Valparaiso (Mojacar, Spain).In 2009 he was poet-in-residence at the Joshua Tree National Park, and in April, 2011 he was writer-in-residence at The Island Institute in Sitka, Alaska. THE BOOK OF SHADOWS; NEW AND SELECTED POEMS was published in 2009. A book of translations THE SIGN OF THE CROW by Mexican poet, Ignacio Ruiz-Perez came out in 2011. Just out from Lost Horse Press is a book of new poems called POMEGRANATE, SISTER OF THE HEART. Forthcoming in 2013: Poemas de amor y locura /Poems of Love and Madness, Selected Translations.
"Call it fiction, but this collection is achingly true to life when it comes to the many ways motherrs grow together and apart, over and over again."
—O, the Oprah Magazine