Patrick Rosal is the author of two full-length collections of poetry, Uprock Headspin Scramble and Dive, which won the Asian American Writers Workshop Members' Choice Award, and most recently My American Kundiman. His chapbook Uncommon Denominators won the Palanquin Poetry Series Award from the University of South Carolina, Aiken. In addition to being featured by BBC Radio's "The World Today", WNYC Poet in Residence Bob Holman, and the Leonard Lopate Show, Rosal's work has appeared in many journals and anthologies including North American Review, Black Renassance Noire, Columbia, Pindledyboz, Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Non-Fiction, The Best of the Net Anthology, and The Beacon Best. His poems have been honored by the annual Allen Ginsberg Awards, the Sow's Ear Poetry Prize, and the James Hearst Poetry Prize. He holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College.