Curtis Bauer has published poems and translations in Fulcrum, The Dirty Goat, The American Poetry Review, The Indiana Review, Circumference and The Southern Review. He has been a finalist for the New Letters Poetry Prize, The Willis Barnstone Translation Prize, and The Glimmer Train Poetry Open. He won the John Ciardi Poetry Prize for his first poetry collection, Fence Line (BkMk Press, 2004). His second collection, The Real Cause for Your Absence, was published in spring 2013 by C&R Press. His translation of Eros Is More, from the Spanish of Juan Anotnio González Iglesias, was published by Alice James Books in 2014. He teaches Creative Writing and Comparative Literature at Texas Tech University and is the publisher of Q Avenue Press Chapbooks. Curtis also sits on the Fishouse Board of Directors, and is the Spanish Translations Editor for the growing Fishouse Translations section.