April 6 - Kade Twist Kade L. Twist is a poet and policy analyst. His poems have been published in the South Dakota Review, Tempus, Windmill, Caffeine, and numerous magazines. His work addresses Urban Indian experiences. Twist embeds American Indian geo-political narratives within a contemporary landscape of American popular culture and consumerism. Twist is the Director of Policy and Technology for the National American Indian Development Corporation and Vice President of the Native Networking Policy Center. He is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.
April 13 - Marianne Botos Marianne Botos was raised in Arizona and lives in Phoenix. Botos received her MFA in poetry from Arizona State University in 1999. She teaches creative writing and composition at Paradise Valley Community College. Awards/publications: Creative Writing Fellowship, Arizona Commission on the Arts, 2002-2003; Great River Arts Institute "Spirit & Letter" scholarship, Patzcuaro, Mexico, July, 2001; publication of "Unexpected," 1998 Spring Hayden’s Ferry Review.
April 20 - Robert Longoni Robert Longoni taught at the University of Arizona, directed the university's poetry center for one year and taught 23 years at Pima Community College, Tucson, retiring as faculty emeritus. His poems have appeared in periodicals and two anthologies, and his collection of work, WOODPILES. He also has edited two poetry volumes. Longoni is a resident of Chandler and has conducted workshops locally, for Phoenix College, the Writer's Voice and in western New Mexico, where he spends his summers.
April 27 - Cynthia Hogue Cynthia Hogue has published three collections of poetry, most recently Flux (New Issues P, 2002), and has co-edited an anthology of essays on women’s avant-garde writing, We Who Love To Be Astonished: Experimental Women’s Writing and Performance Poetics (U of AL P, 2001). She has been awarded NEA, NEH and Fulbright fellowships. She has lived and taught in Iceland, Denmark, New Orleans, New York and Pennsylvania, where she directed the Stadler Center for Poetry at Bucknell University for eight years. She currently lives in Arizona, where she is the Maxine and Jonathan Marshall Chair in Modern and Contemporary Poetry in the Department of English at Arizona State University.
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