Jon Pineda is the author of the poetry collection Birthmark (Southern
Illinois University Press, 2004), winner of the Crab Orchard Award
Series in Poetry Open Competition. A recipient of a Virginia Commission
for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship, he has new work forthcoming
in Prairie Schooner and in the anthology Asian American
Poetry: The Next Generation (University of Illinois, 2004). His
short story "Animal Control" appears in Blackbird, Vol.3 No. 1.