Born in Chicago, Illinois, Roger Aplon was a founder and managing editor of Chicago’s CHOICE Magazine with John Logan & Aaron Siskind. He has had twelve books published: one of prose poems & short fiction: Intimacies & 11 of poetry, most recently Improvisations – Poetic Impression From Contemporary Music: after musical ‘experiments’ by composers such as John Adams, Elliot Carter, Miles Davis & John Zorn to name a few. Given his love of jazz & experimental music, he often reads his work with musicians from the Avant-Garde ensembles Wormhole (In Yokohama & Tokyo Japan) & the Trummerflora Collective (San Diego, CA). In the course of his long career he’s been awarded many prizes and honors including an arts fellowship from the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, New Mexico. After an eight year writing retreat in Barcelona Spain, he now makes his home in Beacon, New York where he edits & publishes a poetry magazine: Waymark – Voices of the Valley & is at work on a collection of new & selected poems. You can read and hear examples of his work on his web site.