EFRAÍN HUERTA was born was born in Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico in 1914. As a poet, he published regularly from the 1930s to the 1980s, and as a journalist collaborated with over twenty newspapers and journals, under his own name and using pseudonyms. He died in Mexico City in 1982. During his lifetime he received many honors and awards, including the Palmas Academicas in France in 1945, the Villaurrutia Poetry prize in 1975, and the National Journalism Prize in 1978. 500,000 Azaleas, published with the support of the U.S.-Mexico Fund, is the first collection of his poetry in English.
JACK HIRSCHMAN is a San Francisco poet, translator, and editor. He is the author of numerous books of poetry, plus some 45 translations from a half a dozen languages, as well as the editor of anthologies and journals.
JIM NORMINGTON is a Northern California poet and translator.