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Dagoberto Gilb is the author of Before the End, After the Beginning, The Flowers, Woodcuts of Women, Gritos, The Last Known Residence of Mickey Acuña, and The Magic of Blood. He also edited the canonical Hecho en Tejas: An Anthology of Texas Mexican Literature. He was a union, high-rise carpenter for over a decade. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in a range of magazines regional and national, including The New Yorker and Harper's, and anthologies such as The Best American Essays and The O’Henry Prize Stories, and are reprinted widely. Among his honors are a Guggenheim Fellowship and the PEN/Hemingway Award, and his work has been a finalist for both the PEN/Faulkner and National Book Critics Circle Award. Gilb makes his home in Austin, and he is the executive director of CentroVictoria, a center for Mexican American literature and culture at the University of Houston-Victoria.
Ricardo Angel Gilb grew up in El Paso, Texas, and graduated from Stanford University. His writing has appeared in The Texas Observer and The San Francisco Chronicle. His graduate work is in American history and culture at the University of Rochester.
Barbara Gleason is Professor of English at The City College of New York (CCNY), where she currently serves as Director of the MA in Language and Literacy and Coordinator of ENGL 210 Courses. Formerly the Director of Composition, she has taught undergraduates at the CCNY Center for Worker Education and graduate students in an Austria-based CCNY MA program. Before arriving in New York City, she taught English in Cameroon (as a Peace Corps Volunteer) and lower division writing courses at Oklahoma State University, the University of Southern California, and California State University-Dominguez Hills. Gleason's scholarly work focuses on curriculum, instruction, and program evaluation. She has recently edited a special thematic issue of Basic Writing electronic Journal (BWe) and is newly appointed BWe Editor. For Bedford/St. Martin's, she is co-author of the professional resource The Bedford Bibliography for Teachers of Adult Learners. She has published articles appearing in College Composition and Communication, College English, Journal of Basic Writing and The Writing Instructor.
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