from The Accidental
Gina Franco's collection of poems, The Keepsake Storm, was published by the University of Arizona Press Camino del Sol Latina/o Literary Series in 2004. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, BorderSenses, Copper Nickel, Crazyhorse, Fence, The Georgia Review, Image: Art, Faith, Mystery, Prairie Schooner, Seneca Review, Tuesday; an Art Project, Zone 3, A Best of Fence: the First Nine Years, The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry; and Camino del Sol: Fifteen Years of Latina and Latino Writing. Her poetry has been awarded numerous prizes and fellowships, including the Bread Loaf Meralmikjen Fellowship in Poetry and the Defined Providence Poetry Book Prize. She has served as acquiring art editor of Pilgrimage Magazine. She divides her time between Galesburg, Illinois, where she teaches English and creative writing at Knox College, the Arizona desert where she grew up, and the Southwest Texas/Mexican border, Del Rio, her mother's home.