Introduced by John F. Deane
San Francisco writer George Evans is the author of five poetry books published in the USA and England, most recently The New World (2002). Recipient of many literary awards, he has also published two volumes of contemporary poetry translations. A veteran of the Vietnam American War, his internationally published writings are those of a longtime antiwar activist, advocate for the homeless, and promoter of social change.
"He is an ecstatic lyricist...in the nightmare of history, a bitter satirist in love with the natural world, a stranger at home among the homeless under an overpass, or in a medic tent in Vietnam, or in a Japanese rock garden" - Eliot Weinberger
Daisy Zamora was born in Managua, Nicaragua in 1950. During the revolution she was a combatant in the National Sandinista Liberation Front and director of Radio Sandino’s clandestine programs. After the Triumph she served as the Vice-Minister of Culture and the Executive Director of the Institute of Economic and Social Research of Nicaragua. She has published three books of poetry, the most recent being Violent Foam (Curbstone, US, 2002), as well as the anthology The Nicaraguan Woman in Poetry (La mujer Nicaragüense en la poesia). She currently lives in the United States.
"In its concreteness, its clarity, its simple statement of simple fact, and its reliance on basic description, this volume seems designed so that a wide range of readers from all different walks of life might be able to enjoy the book, to recognize themselves in its pages." - The American Book Review on New and Selected Poems