Roger was a founder & managing editor of Chicago’s CHOICE Magazine with John Logan & Aaron Siskind. He has thirteen published books: one of prose poems and short fiction, Intimacies, and twelve of poetry, including the recently published Mustering What’s Left – Selected & New Poems – 1976 – 2017 from Unsolicited Press. He often reads his work with musicians from the Avant-Garde ensembles Wormhole (In Yokohama & Tokyo Japan) & the Trummerflora Collective (San Diego, CA). He’s been awarded many prizes and honors including an Arts Fellowship from the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, New Mexico. After an eight-year writing retreat in Barcelona Spain, he now makes his home in Beacon, New York where he edits & publishes a poetry magazine, Waymark–Voices of the Valley. You can read and hear examples of his work at rogeraplon.com.