W. M. Rivera
Born in New Orleans, W. M. Rivera has published poems recently in the California Quarterly, Gargoyle, The Ghazal Page (online), The Curator Magazine (online), The Broome Review, Innisfree, and Third Wednesday. His book Buried in the Mind’s Backyard was published by Brickhouse Books in 2011 with a cover print by Miguel Condé, one of Spain’s prominent artists. Rivera’s academic and professional activities in agricultural development have taken him to more than thirty countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Retired from the University of Maryland, he is currently putting together what he hopes to be his next poetry collection, tentatively titled The Living Clock Runs Up.