Curtis Bauer specializes in creative writing (poetry) and Spanish translation. His areas of interest are American and world poetry, poetry and fiction in translation and chapbook publishing. His collection of poems, Fence Line, won the 2003 John Ciardi Poetry Prize and The Real Cause for Your Absence was published by C&R Press in 2013. He is also a translator of poetry and prose from the Spanish: his recent publications include the full-length poetry collections Eros Is More, by Juan Antonio González Iglesias (Alice James Books, 2014) and From Behind What Landscape, by Luis Muñoz (Vaso Roto Ediciones, 2015). He is the publisher and editor of Q Avenue Press Chapbooks & Broadsides, the Translations Editor for From the Fishouse, Translations Editor for Waxwing Literary Journal and "Emerging Spanish Poets" Series Editor for Vaso Roto Ediciones.