Mary Ann McFadden is a poet who has just returned to the U.S. after 15 years living in Mazatlan and in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. She won the Four Way Books Intro Prize in 1995 and Eye of the Blackbird was published in 1997. Her poems have shown up in Green Mountains Review, Bloom, Psychology Tomorrow, The Marlboro Review, Southern Poetry Review, The American Voice, Moving Out, and elsewhere. In 2005, several poems were set to music by the composer Gerald Busby and performed at The Carnegie Center, New York City. McFadden taught at Brooklyn College, CUNY, and gave workshops at The New York City Libraries, and at the Biblioteca in San Miguel. In 2010 she was awarded a MacDowell Fellowship. She currently lives in Riverside, California.