is the author of five books of poetry published in the United States and England, including his most recent, The New World (Curbstone Press), and Sudden Dreams (Coffee House Press), which was shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Book Award. He also translated The Violent Foam: New & Selected Poems (Curbstone Press), by his wife, Nicaraguan poet Daisy Zamora; co–translated The Time Tree: Selected Poems of Huu Thinh (Curbstone Press) from Vietnamese; and edited the two–volume scholarly work Charles Olson & Cid Corman: Complete Correspondence, 1950 –1964 (National Poetry Foundation: University of Maine). He was editor and director of the national public arts project Streetfare Journal, which displayed contemporary world poetry, art, and photography on buses in major cities throughout the United States from 1984 to 1998. His poetry, fiction, essays, and translations have been published in numerous literary magazines. He and Zamora live in San Francisco.