Robert Andrade was born in Southern California. He received his BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and MFA from Cornell University. Andrade currently resides in San Diego as an artist and educator. Andrade has exhibited throughout the United states including Chicago, New York City, Southern California and Dallas, TX. More recently, he has lectured at Virginal Commonwealth University and finished an exhibition entitled PHANTOM GARDENS FORTIFIED CITIES (monuments) in collaboration with Timothy Earl Neill.
John Hoppenthaler’s books of poetry are Lives of Water (2003), Anticipate the Coming Reservoir (2008), and Domestic Garden (forthcoming, 2015), all with Carnegie Mellon University Press. With Kazim Ali, he has co-edited a volume of essays on the poetry of Jean Valentine, This-World Company (U of Michigan P, 2012). His poetry appears in Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly Review, Southern Review, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, West Branch, The Literary Review, Subtropics, Blackbird, and Copper Nickel, as well as in many other journals, anthologies and textbooks. For the cultural journal Connotation Press: An Online Artifact he edits “A Poetry Congeries.” He is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at East Carolina University.