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Tony Barnstone is Chair of English at Whittier College and the author of 18 books and a music CD. His books of poetry include Pulp Sonnets (Tupelo Press, 2015); Beast in the Apartment (Sheep Meadow Press, 2014); Tongue of War: From Pearl Harbor to Nagasaki, winner of the John Ciardi Prize in Poetry (BKMK Press. 2009),The Golem of Los Angeles which won the the Poets Prize and the Benjamin Saltman Award in Poetry (Red Hen Press, 2008), Sad Jazz: Sonnets (Sheep Meadow Press, 2005), and Impure: Poems by Tony Barnstone (University Press of Florida, 1998). He is also a distinguished translator of Chinese poetry and literary prose and an editor of literary textbooks. He has published a bilingual (Spanish/English selected poems, Buda en Llamas: Antología poética (1999-2012) (Ediciones el Tucan de Virginia) and two anthologies of monster poems from the Epic of Gilgamesh to today: Dead and Undead Poems (2014) and Human and Inhuman Monstrous Verse (2015). His CD of folk rock/blues songs (in collaboration with singer-songwriters Ariana Hall and John Clinebell, based upon Tongue of War and titled Tokyo Burning) is available on Amazon.com and CD Baby.