Amy Newlove Schroeder's poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Field,Ploughshares, Seneca Review,Colorado Review, and LIT, among others. Her reviews have appeared in Boston Review, Georgia Review,Antioch Review, Rain Taxi, and she reviews regularly for Publisher's Weekly. Her manuscript has been a finalist for the Alice James Beatrice Hawley Award, the Persea Books Lexi Rudnitsky Prize, the Carnegie Mellon first-book series, and a semifinalist for the Walt Whitman Award sponsored by the American Academy of Poets. A founding editor of POOL, she now edits the online journal Slope.
Mariano Zaro is a poet and fiction writer. He has published four bilingual poetry books Where From/Desde Donde, Poems of Erosion/Poemas de la erosión, The House of Mae Rim/La casa de Mae Rim and, recently, Tres letras/Three Letters. His short fiction has appeared in The Baltimore Review, Pinyon, The Portland Review, Magnapoets, and the Louisville Review. He is the winner of the 2004 Roanoke Review Short Fiction Contest. He conducts poetry workshops and teaches Spanish Language at Rio Hondo College (Whittier, CA). More information at www.marianozaro.com
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Amy Uyematsu was raised in southern California by parents who had been interned in American camps during World War II. She earned her undergraduate degree in mathematics at the University of California at Los Angeles. Uyematsu’s poems consider the intersection of politics, mathematics, spirituality, and the natural world. She is the author of several poetry collections, including Stone Bow Prayer (2005), Nights of Fire, Nights of Rain (1997), and 30 Miles from J-Town (1992), which won the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize.
Jackson Wheeler was born and raised in the Southern Appalachian town of Andrews, North Carolina; attended UNC-Chapel Hill and moved to CA in 1975. He is the author of Swimming Past Iceland (1993 Mille Grazie Press) and A Near Country: Poems of Loss (1999 SOLO Press) with Glenna Luschei and David Oliveira. He was the first undergraduate to serve on the editorial board of the Carolina Quarterly (1974/75) as a poetry editor. From 1993-2004 he was co-editor of Solo: A Journal of Poetry. In 2005/2006 with poet Lance Lee he was a guest editor for the American issue of the British literary journal, Agenda.
Beginning in 1989 Jackson has hosted the Arcade Poetry Series and since 1999 hosts six readings per year at the Oxnard Carnegie Art Musuem in Oxnard, CA. Since 1972 his work has appeared in journals such as Agenda, Artlife, ASKEW,Café Solo, Cairn, Carolina Quarterly, 5 a.m., Kayak, Nimrod, Poetry International, Prairie Schooner, Rivendell, St. Andrews Review, Shenandoah, Solo Café #1, and in the anthologies, In a Fine Frenzy: Poets Respond to Shakespeare (Univ. of Iowa, 2004), Bear Flag Republic: Prose Poems from California, (edited by Christopher Buckley and Gary Young, 2008) and The southern Poetry Anthology, Volume 3: Contemporary Appalachia (Texas Review Press 2010, eds. Wright, Graves, and Ruffin). He is a manager for a social work agency and has published several technical articles and curricula on working with and for individuals with developmental disabilities.
The Arcade Poetry Series is supported by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from The James Irvine Foundation and in part by the Carnegie Art Museum Cornerstones.