Peter Ludwin, b. 1942, is active in the arts as a poet and folk musician. For the past eleven years he has been a participant in The San Miguel Poetry Week in de Allende, Mexico. In 2007, Ludwin received a Literary Fellowship from Artist Trust, an adjunct of the Washington State Arts Commission. He was the 2007-2008 Second Prize Winner of the Anna Davidson Rosenberg Awards, a finalist for the 2010 Gival Press Poetry Award and received Special Merit Recognition in the 2011 Muriel Craft Bailey Memorial Award Competition. He is a 2009 and 2010 Pushcart Prize nominee. Ludwin has been a featured reader for the Distinguished Writers Series (Tacoma, WA), the John R. Milton Writer’s Conference (Vermillion, S.D.) and at Whittier College (Los Angeles, CA). He has studied under noted poets such as Mark Doty, Tony Hoagland and C.K. Williams. Ludwin’s poetry has appeared in many journals, among them Antietam Review, California Quarterly, The Comstock Review, Hawai’i Pacific Review, Midwest Quarterly, Quercus Review, South Carolina Review, South Dakota Review and Whiskey Island Magazine. His poetry is influenced by American folk music, the natural world and the dynamics between Old World/New World perceptions.