Gabriel Spera has published two collections of poetry. His first, The Standing Wave, was a National Poetry Series selection and received the 2004 Literary Book Award for Poetry from PEN USA-West. His second, The Rigid Body, was awarded the 2011 Richard Snyder Prize. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the City of Los Angeles, where he lives. Read more at www.gabrielspera.com.