Brooklyn, NY – Paolo is the 2010-13 Queens Borough Poet Laureate. He is the author of Megton Gasgan Krakooom (Cy Gist Press, forthcoming, 2010), The Feeling Is Actual (creature press, 2010), LMFAO (OMG!, 2008), Goldfish Kisses (Sona Books, 2007), 60 lv bo(e)mbs (O Books, 2005), and the time at the end of this writing (Ahadada, 2004), which received a Small Press Traffic Book of the Year Award. A Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Writer-in-Residence, Javier has also served as a Visiting Associate Professor in Poetry at the University of Miami. His interdisciplinary works of poetry, sound, comics, and film were recently performed at the BABEL Exhibit at Space 37, Performance Space 122, and the Page Turner Festival at Powerhouse Books. Javier publishes 2nd Avenue Poetry, a tiny press of innovative language art, and lives with his wife in Queens.