art by Luis Rubio Vargas
| Mariano Zaro was born in Borja (Spain) in 1963 and since 1994 he has lived in Santa Monica. He attended the University at Zaragoza and earned his master's degree in Spanish Literature in 1986. His work has been published in Spain's literary magazines El signo del gorrión and Luces y sombras. His poetry has been included in the anthologies Al aire nuevo (San Luis Potosí, Mexico), and New Baroque (Los Angeles). Among his translations are The California Mission poems/Poemas de las Misiones de California by Philomene Long and a collection of poems from Hair Pieces by Alicia Vogl Sáenz. His short fiction has appeared in The Louisville Review and The Baltimore Review. His first poetry book Where From/Desde Donde, was published by Bay Books (Santa Monica) in 1996. In September 2003, Carayan Press (San Francisco)published his Poems of erosion/Poemas de la erosi?n.
Mariano is currently working on a collection of portraits (short stories) entitled Imago Animi.