Beatriz Lagos, one of the most prolific bilingual poets working and writing today was born in Argentina. Though she has lived in Petaluma, California since 1976, she spent her childhood and adolescence in Casilda and Buenos Aires, Argentina, under military dictatorship. She is an active poet and lecturer. She has been awarded numerous prizes for her poetry which are published in literary magazines and in several books in English and Spanish. Her studies and experiences are reflected in the poems and the collections she publishes, including The Great Petaluma Mill and "Shaman Hatal", a Navajo chant which was honored by the Navajo and published in California Poetry Quarterly.
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