*Total season's marketing budget of $18,000; individual book budget of $3,000. *Newsletter and catalog feature mailed to entire Sarabande database as well as any contacts Barot provides. *2,000 postcards mailed to MFA programs, bookstores, and libraries as well as any contacts Barot provides. *Special initiative to target Asian-American readers. *Special mailing to journals covering work by gay authors. *Will submit for PEN/ Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry, Devil's Kitchen Reading Award in Poetry, Larry Levis Reading Prize, ForeWord Book of the Year, The Balcones Poetry Prize, The Patterson Poetry Prize, Asian American Writers' Workshop Award.
Rick Barot was born in the Philippines and grew up in the San Francisco Bay. His first book, The Darker Fall, was the winner of the Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry published by Sarabande. In 2001, he received a poetry fellowship from the NEA. He currently teaches at Warren Wilson College and at Pacific Lutheran University.