BILL TREMBLAY is a poet, novelist, librettist, and reviewer. He directed the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Colorado State University, founded the Colorado Review and served as its chief editor for 15 years. His work has appeared in seven full-length volumes including Crying in the Cheap Seats [UMass Press], Duhamel: Ideas of Order in Little Canada [BOA Editions Ltd.], and Shooting Script: Door of Fire [Eastern Washington University Press] which won the Colorado Book Award. He is the author of a novel, The June Rise [Utah State University Press/Fulcrum Publishing] as well as the libretto for an operatic musical entitled Salem, 1692. He has received fellowships and recognition from the NDEA, NEA, the NEH, the Fulbright Commission as well as Pushcart Prize, Best American Poetry, and the Corporation at Yaddo. His latest book is Magician’s Hat, a voyage into four crucial years in the life and work of David Alfaro Siqueiros, the most radical of the Mexican Muralists.