Mark Smith-Soto has been editor or associate editor of International Poetry Review at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro for over twenty years. Along with four prize-winning chapbooks he has authored three full-length poetry collections, Our Lives Are Rivers (University Press of Florida, 2003), Any Second Now (Main Street Rag Publishing Co., 2006) and the forthcoming Time Pieces (Main Street Rag Publishing Co., 2015). His work, which has appeared in Antioch Review, Kenyon Review, Literary Review, Nimrod, Rattle, The Sun and many other publications, has been nominated several times for a Pushcart Prize and was recognized in 2006 with an NEA Fellowship in Creative Writing. Two of his most recent publications are from Unicorn Press: Fever Season, translations from the work of Costa Rican poet Ana Istarú (2010), and Berkeley Prelude: A Lyrical Memoir (2012). His chapbook Splices was published in 2013 by Finishing Line Press as an honorable mention finalist in its annual poetry competition.
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