Alex Bleecker is a poet and teacher based in Seattle, where he works for the nonprofit 826 Seattle, and is a member of the SPLAB poetry nonprofit. Along with Greg Bem and Jeremy Springsteed, he is a founder and curator of the monthly Breadline performance series on Capitol Hill (breadlinepoetry.wordpress.com). In 2010 he started Respuestas, a website devoted to sharing poetic responses to Pablo Neruda’s Book of Questions (nerudaproject.wordpress.com). Alex’s poems have appeared in print and online in Brownstone Poets Anthology, Clwn Wrs, fre•quen•cy, INACTUAL, Matter, Poets for Living Waters, Shampoo, Squaw Valley Review, et al., and he is a regular contributor to Uphook Press anthologies. His is the author of the chapbook Found in a Cord (Poets Wear Prada Press, 2006).