Mark Smith-Soto

Mark Smith-Soto grew up in Costa Rica and now lives in Greensboro,
North Carolina, where he serves as director of the Center for Creative
Writing in the Arts at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His
translation of Ana Istarú’s selected poetry, Fever Season and Other Poems,
is due out this fall from Unicorn Press. He received a 2005 National
Endowment for the Arts fellowship in creative writing and his poems have
appeared in Nimrod, Carolina Quarterly, The Sun, Poetry East, Quarterly
West, Americas Review, Callaloo, Chattahoochee Review, Literary Review,
Kenyon Review and various other literary magazines. His chapbook Green
Mango Collage, was winner of the North Carolina Writers’ Network 2000
Persephone Competition, and published by Birch Brook Press. Another
poetry collection, Shafts, won the North Carolina Writers’ Network’s 2001
Randall Jarrell-Harperprints Poetry Competition. His first full-length book
of poetry, Our Lives Are Rivers, was published by Florida University Press
in 2003. His latest collection, Any Second Now, was released by Main
Street Rag Press in 2006. He is also editor of The International Poetry
Review.