Alex Dimitrov & Carlos Soto-Román

Alex Dimitrov is the author of Begging for It, published by Four Way Books. He is also the founder of Wilde Boys, a queer poetry salon in New York City. Dimitrov’s poems have been published in Poetry, The Yale Review, Kenyon ReviewSlatePoetry DailyTin HouseBoston Review, and the American Poetry Review, which awarded him the Stanley Kunitz Prize in 2011. He is also the author of American Boys, an e-chapbook published by Floating Wolf Quarterly in 2012. Dimitrov is the Content Editor at the Academy of American Poets, teaches creative writing at Rutgers University, and frequently writes for Poets & Writers. Carlos Soto-Román is a Chilean pharmacist (químico farmacéutico), and a poet. He holds a Master of Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania. He has published in Chile: La Marcha de los Quiltros (1999), Haikú Minero (2007), and Cambio y Fuera (2009); and in the States: Philadelphia’s Notebooks (Otoliths, 2011). His work can be found in Crux Desperationis 3, Newport Review, Coydup 5, Summer’s Stock, P-Queue, Capitalism Nature Socialism, Where Eagles Dare, and Dear Navigator 4. He is a MacDowell Fellow and has been awarded twice with scholarships from the Chilean Council for Culture and the Arts. He is also a translator and the curator of the cooperative anthology of U.S. poetry Elective Affinities. He lives in Philadelphia, PA.