Rhina P. Espaillat has published ten full-length books and three chapbooks, comprising poetry, essays and short stories, in both English and her native Spanish, and prize-winning translations from and into Spanish. Her work appears in numerous journals, websites and anthologies, and has earned national and international awards. Her most recent publications are two poetry collections in English titled Playing at Stillness and Her Place in These Designs, as well as a book of Spanish translations titled Oscura fruta/Dark Berries: Forty-two Poems by Richard Wilbur, and a book of Spanish translations titled Algo hay que no es amigo de los muros/Something There Is that Doesn’t Love a Wall: Forty Poems by Robert Frost, both available from Amazon.com.
Alfred Nicol’s new collection of poetry, Animal Psalms, was published in 2016 by Able Muse Press. Nicol has published two other collections, Elegy for Everyone (2009), and Winter Light, which received the 2004 Richard Wilbur Award. His poems have appeared in Poetry, The New England Review, Dark Horse, First Things, Atlanta Review, Commonweal, The Formalist, The Hopkins Review, and other literary journals.
Nicol has written lyrics in French and English for nine original compositions by classical/flamenco guitarist John Tavano. Their CD, The Subtle Thread, released in 2015, has received airplay on WMBR’s program French Toast.
Together with Tavano and Rhina Espaillat, renowned author of seven books of poetry, and John Tavano, he recorded the CD Melopoeia: poetry read to the accompaniment of music, including compositions by Bach, Satie, Tarrega and others.
He has also collaborated with his sister, the artist Elise Nicol, to create the book Second Hand Second Mind: Dreams and Photographs.
Nicol lives in Newburyport, MA, with his wife, Gina DiGiovanni.
Please visit his website at http://www.alfrednicol.com/