Norman Dubie was born in Barre, Vermont in April 1945. His poems have appeared in many magazines including The American Poetry Review, Gulf Coast, The Paris Review, The New Yorker, Poetry, Crazyhorse, and Field. He has won the Bess Hokin Award of the Modern Poetry Association and fellowships from the Ingram Merrill Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Mr. Dubie won the PEN USA prize for best poetry collection in 2001. He has recently published a book-length futurist work, The Spirit Tablets at Goa Lake, with Blackbird. He lives in Tempe, Arizona, and teaches at Arizona State University.