Alexander Jorgensen was born and raised along the foothills of Western Massachusetts. An incessant traveler, he has lived and worked in such disparate places as the Czech Republic, the Galapagos Archipelago, China, and Kazakhstan. His visual poetry and writings appear or are forthcoming in such publications as Van Gogh’s Ear, Noon: Journal of the Short Poem, Moria, The Return of Kral Majales: Prague’s International Literary Renaissance 1990-2010, The Last Vispo Anthology, and Kabita Pakshik (translations into Bengali by poet and translator Subhashis Gangopadhyay). “Letters to a Younger Poet,” correspondences with the late Robert Creeley, appears in Jacket #31. He was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2008.