About the Poets
Devon Miller-Duggan teaches in the Honors Program at the University of
Delaware. She has articles and poems in a fairly wide range of publications
and venues and is working on several books of several sorts at the moment. She
is also a fiber artist, jewelry maker, and pique assiette mosaicist. Formerly a
member of the poetry performance group Poetry Aloud, she now mostly satisfies
her performance urges by reading to her students at the drop of a a hat or a
hint. Although born in Texas, she has lived most of her life in Delaware and
Massachusetts, which turns out to be just fine.
Ruth Daigon was founder and editor of Poets On
for twenty years
until it ceased publication. Her poems have been widely published in E mags, print mags,
anthologies and collections. Daigon’s poetry awards include The Ann Stanford Poetry Prize, 1997 (University of Southern California Anthology), 1997) and
the GreensboroPoetry Award (Greensboro Arts Council, 2000). The latest of seven
books is Payday At The Triangle
(Small Poetry Press,
Select Poets Series)
based on the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in New York City,1911, was published in
2001 and one of her many readings was performed in The Lower East Side
tenement Museum in Manhattan, the area where the fire occurred; and Handfuls
(Small Poetry Press, Select PoetsSeries) 2002. Her poetry was published by the
in their literary exchange with Thailand and their translation program has just issued the first book of Modern American poets in
English and Thai in which she appears.
Valerie Martinez, Assistant Professor of English and
Creative Writing, at the College of Santa Fe. Her first book of poems,
(Four Way Books, 1999), won the Larry Levis
Prize and a Greenwall Grant from the Academy of American Poets. Her second book,
World to World
, is forthcoming in 2004 from the University of
Arizona Press. Martinez’s poems have appeared in a number of anthologies including
American Poetry: Next Generation (2000); The New American Poets: A Breadloaf Anthology (2000);
Touching the Fire: Fifteen Poets of Today’s Latino Renaissance (1998); The Best
American Poetry, 1996; and Renaming Ecstasy: Latino Writings on the Sacred
(Bilingual Press, 2003). Her poetry and translations from the Spanish have appeared in
many journals and magazines including Pamassus, AGNI, Puerto del Sol, Confluence,
Prairie Schooner, LUNA, The Bloomsbury Review and the Colorado Review.
Terry Mulert began writing and publishing poetry in 1980, and he has continued to pursue
this art through readings, performances and publication in literary journals. In May of 2003,
one of his poems was selected as an award poem by Plainsongs
a critical essay accompanies its publication. Recently, Mulert’s poems have appeared
(or are forthcoming) in The Lilliput Review
, Mid-American Poetry Review
The Madison Review
, Puerto del Sol
The Chiron Review
, and others.
He has lived in Cordova, New Mexico, for the last 15 years where he earns a living as a
wood sculptor, working in both contemporary and traditional styles. He and his wife
Paula Castillo (painter and sculptor) operate their own gallery there.
His most recent chapbook is called Facing Chalk published by his own small press.
Born in Tel Aviv, Israel and raised in the Boston area, Mickey Bond began painting seriously
in 2002 when she met local artist and teacher Jakki Kouffman, through a course at Santa Fe
Community College’s Continuing Education program. A dedicated plein air painter,
Mickey first show, Elusive water/Endless sky
featured expressionist landscapes in
acrylic paint on canvas, paper and wood in sizes ranging from 10x10 inches to 18x30 inches.
Tension between New Mexico’s dramatic skies and the rarity of water in the landscape
provides the show’s thematic focus. Mickey can be reached at MickeyBond505@aol.com.