CLINT FRAKES was selected by Mark Strand as one of the Best New Poets of 2008 for an anthology of the same title. In 2006 he received the James Vaughan and Peggy Ferris awards for poetry. He is a graduate of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute, the Northern Arizona University writing program, and received his Ph.D. with emphasis in creative writing from the University of Hawaii in 2006. He has appeared in over fifty journals in North America, England, Australia and Argentina since 1987 with recent work appearing in Bamboo Ridge, Bottle of Smoke, Cause and Effect and Language and Culture. He is the former chief editor of Hawaii Review and Big Rain, currently working as a freelance writer and editor in northern Arizona.