David Allen Sullivan is poet laureate of Santa Cruz County, California. His books include Strong-Armed Angels, Every Seed of the Pomegranate, Bombs Have Not Breakfasted Yet (a book co-translated with Dr. Abbas Kadhim from the Arabic of Iraqi Adnan Al-Sayegh), Black Ice, and Seed Shell Ash, about the year he spent as a Fulbright lecturer in China with his family. Take Wing won the Mary Ballard Chapbook poetry prize. Black Butterflies Over Baghdad, is coming out from the Word Works and includes co-translations of 9 Iraqi poets. Nightjars—a long narrative poem about the friendship between an Iraqi interpreter and a US soldier—is searching for a home, as is The Painted Word, an anthology of poems about the paintings of Bosch and Bruegel he edited with his recently deceased art- historian mother, and Tattoo the Torah on My Eyelids, which he co-translated with the author. He teaches at Cabrillo College, where he edits the Porter Gulch Review with his students and lives in Santa Cruz with his family.