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Robert Bonazzi is the author of the critically-acclaimed biography, Man in the Mirror, the only book on Black Like Me author John Howard Griffin (1920-1980). As Literary Executor for The John Howard Griffin Estate, he has edited and written introductions or afterwords for Griffin's books: Black Like Me (Penguin 1996, Wings 2006, and a Japanese Edition 2006); Scattered Shadows: A Memoir of Blindness and Vision (Orbis Books 2004); Street of the Seven Angels (a novel, Wings 2003); Follow the Ecstasy, a biography of Thomas Merton (Orbis 1993, Burns & Oates, UK ed.1993, a German ed.1994); and Encounters With the Other (Essays, Latitudes Press, 1997). His works on Griffin have been in The New York Times, Bloomsbury Review, Motive, New Orleans
Review, Southwest Review, Texas Observer, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and The Historical Dictionary of Civil Rights. He has published three books of poetry (Living the Borrowed Life, Fictive Music, Perpetual Texts). His essays, stories and poems have appeared in 200 publications _ in France, Germany, the UK, Japan, Canada, Peru, Mexico and the US _ in 22 anthologies and in publications like Transatlantic Review (London), TriQuarterly, Minnesota Review, Chelsea, New Letters, Mississippi Review, Village Voice, National Catholic Reporter, Library Journal, Excelsior (Mexico City), etc. Bonazzi is a member of the Authors Guild. From 1966 until 2000, he edited and published over 100 titles under his independent literary imprint, Latitudes Press. Born in New York City, he has lived in Mexico City and San Francisco. Presently, Bonazzi lives in San Antonio and writes a column on poetry for the San Antonio-Express News.