Bino A. Realuyo's first poetry collection, The Gods We Worship Live Next Door is the recipient of the 2005 Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry and will be released in March 2006 by University of Utah Press. He is the author of the acclaimed novel, The Umbrella Country. His poems have appeared in The Kenyon Review, Manoa, The Literary Review, New Letters and The Nation. He was a recipient of the Lucille Medwick Memorial Award from Poetry Society of America. He lives in Manhattan.