Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Robert Fontella has been a teacher, translator, intelligence analyst, and editor. He is an author of a collaborative book of poetry, Lines Through (Seetalk 2009). His fiction, essays and reviews have appeared, or are about to, in StreetWise, Subtletea, Pow Fast, Stride and El piojo. A bi-lingual play of his, Clown Crossing, was performed at the 2010 Arizona Fringe Festival to critical acclaim. He is currently pursuing a MFA in creative writing though the University of New Orleans.