Scott Bentley (Aloft, The 10,000 Things) was born in Burbank, California, in 1964. He received a BA from UC Santa Cruz in 1986 and an MA from UC San Diego in 1989. Since then he has been living with his wife, mostly in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he teaches writing at CSU Hayward and elsewhere. In addition to EDGE (Birdcage Chapbooks, 1987) and OUT OF HAND (Parenthesis Writing Series, 1989), Bentley is the author of GROUND AIR (O BOOKS, 1994) and THE OCCASIONAL TABLES (sub press, 2000), and he has co-translated the work of Brazilian writer Regis Bonvicino and others. Some of the latest translations appear in New American Writing, and other work has appeared in Syllogism, The Styles, and The Raddle Moon, amongst others. New work is slated to appear in Facture and Tinfish. The poems included in this edition of TATTOO HIGHWAY appear in the forthcoming volume, FANTA and Other Writing.