Rick Barot is currently Jones Lecturer in Poetry
at Stanford University. He was born in the Philippines and grew
up in the San Francisco Bay Area. He attended Wesleyan University,
the Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa, and Stanford,
where he was a Wallace E. Stegner Fellow in Poetry. His poems have
appeared or are forthcoming in numerous publications, including The
Yale Review, The Threepenny Review, New England
Review, Grand Street, and Ploughshares.
In 2001, he received a poetry fellowship from the National Endowment
for the Arts. The Darker Fall (Sarabande, 2002), his first
collection of poetry, received the 2001 Kathryn A. Morton Prize
in Poetry. A review of The Darker Fall, as well as an audio
interview with him, both by Craig Beaven, appeared in the spring
2004, Vol. 2 No. 2 issue of Blackbird and can be accessed
in the Archives.