Ron Drummond’s Why I Kick At Night was the winner of the 2004 Portlandia Group Poetry Chapbook Contest. He has received fellowships from Ragdale Foundation, VCCA, and Blue Mountain Center, and was one of the founding editors of the literary journal Barrow Street.

His work is represented in the Penguin textbook Literature as Meaning, the anthologies Flicker and Spark, Poetry Nation, Poetry After 9/11, This New Breed, Latin Lovers and Saints of Hysteria, as well as in many literary journals. His translations, in collaboration with Guillermo Castro, of poems by Olga Orozco have appeared in U.S. Latino Review, Guernica and Terra Incognita.

Drummond grew up in Wantagh, New York, received a B.S. in Theatre Arts at Northwestern University and lives in New York City where he works as a computer graphics specialist. He is an active supporter of Bellevue Hospital Pediatric Clinic’s literacy program Reach Out And Read, and has been a member of the Macondo Workshop since 2005.