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The 2011 Mark Poetry Participants

PEN Center USA and The Mark are proud to introduce the 2011 Mark Poetry Participants:



harold terezón was born in Los Angeles, CA. He has studied at the University of California Berkeley and at San Francisco State University. He was awarded the Emerging Voices Fellowship in 2006. His work has appeared in Blue Print Review, Amistad, Borderlands, Puerto del Sol, and Palabra. He currently teaches poetry and the importance of higher education to students in the Salvadoran Corridor. He resides in Reseda, CA, and is working on his first collection of poetry, 12816 Judd St.

Mehnaz Turner was born in Pakistan and raised in Southern California. She holds degrees from the University of Arizona, The University of Texas at Austin, and UC Santa Barbara. She is a 2009 Emerging Voices Fellow in Poetry. Her short story, "The Alphabet Workbook," appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in publications such as The Journal of Pakistan Studies, The Pedestal Magazine, and An Anthology of California Poets. An English teacher, she lives in Southern California.