Carine Topal debuts her new book, the third publication of the Pacific Coast Poetry Series/Beyond Baroque Books, In Order of Disappearance. These poems, Dorothy Barresi says, "live in the present, asking with their fierce beauty if we are paying attention to the world, if we are ready to tell the truth." Carine's previous collections include God as Thief (The Amagansett Press), and In the Heaven of Never Before (Moon Tide Press). Carine now lives in La Quinta, CA, and conducts poetry and memoir workshops in the Palm Springs and Los Angeles area.
Laure-Anne Bosselaar, one of the West's most beloved and treasured poets, has several books of poetry, including Small Gods of Grief, which won the Isabella Gardner Prize. The American Library association selected A New Hunger as Notable Book for 2008. With her her husband, the late Kurt Brown, she edited the anthology Night Out: Poems about Hotels, Motels, Restaurants and Bars. Laure-Anne grew up in Belgium and now lives in Santa Barbara.