Poet, essayist, translator and painter Valerie Mejer Caso was born in Mexico City. Her complete collection in the US includes Rain of the Future; and the forthcoming This Blue Novel (Action Books). She was the recipient of the “Gerardo Diego 1966” International Poetry Award. She has collaborated as a painter with poets Raúl Zurita, Forrest Gander and Antonio Prete and as a poet with photographers Dan Borris and Russel Monk. She has been translated to English, Slovenian and Portuguese.