Gerald Fleming’s poetry and prose poems have appeared widely over the past thirty years. He has won numerous awards and fellowships, and between 1995 and 2000 he edited and published the literary magazine Barnabe Mountain Review, whose archives can be found at U.C. Berkeley's Bancroft Library. His book of poems Swimmer Climbing onto Shore was published in 2005 by Sixteen Rivers Press, and a book of prose poems, Night of Pure Breathing, appeared last spring from Hanging Loose Press in New York. He taught in the San Francisco public schools for thirty-seven years, and has published three books for teachers, the most recent of which is Rain, Steam, and Speed: Building Fluency in Adolescent Writers, published by Jossey-Bass/Wiley. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. A new book of longer prose poems, The Choreographer, is due out in spring of 2013.