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Tony Beckwith was born into a British family living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He spent his formative years in Montevideo, Uruguay, before setting off to see the world. He came to Texas in 1980, and lives in Austin, where he works as a writer, poet, and translator. His poems and stories are regularly featured in publications in the States and in various parts of Latin America.

Trey Moore is a fourth generation carpenter from San Antonio, TX.  His first full-length book, Some Will Play The Cello, was published by St. Mary’s University’s Pecan Grove Press.

Rachel Jennings was born and raised in East Tennessee. Currently living in San Antonio, Texas, she has been a participant in the Macondo Writing Workshop. Her poems have appeared in the Appalachian Journal, RE:AL, Concho River Review, San Antonio Express-News, Texas Observer, and other publications. She has published a book of poetry, Elijah’s Farm (Pecan Grove Press, 2008), and a poetry chapbook, Hedge Ghosts (LaNana Creek Press, 2001).

Marcelle Kasprowicz was born in France during WWII and has been an Austin resident since 1977. She writes in English and French. In 2001 she won first prize for her poem /House of Bones/ in the Austin International Festival Anthology. Her poems have been published in several poetry magazines (Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Rio Grande Review, Iodine Journa, l Mobius, Gival Press Anthology 2008 and others). Her first book , Organza Skies, was published in 2005.

Born and raised in Mexico City, Liliana Valenzuela is an adopted tejana. An award-winning literary translator, poet, and essayist, her work has appeared in The Edinburgh Review, Indiana Review, Tigertail, and other publications in the U.S., Mexico, Spain, and Argentina. She is a member of the Macondo Writers Workshop, founded by Sandra Cisneros in San Antonio, and will join the Inaugural Canto Mundo Master Poet Workshop in Albuquerque this summer. Through workshops, symposia, and public readings, Canto Mundo provides a space for the creation, documentation, and critical analysis of Latina/o poetry. A guest editor for Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review., she is currently working on a memoir.