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The new Perihelion features work by poets living and working on the West Coast.
Need to Know
quick list to poets featured in this issue:
de la Paz
David Alpaugh’s work has appeared
in over fifty literary magazines,journals and anthologies, including
Exquisite Corpse, The Formalist, Poet &Critic, Poetry, and ZYZZYVA.
His first collection of poems, Counterpoint, won the Nicholas Roerich Poetry
Prize and was published by Story Line Press. He teaches poetry writing
and appreciation at the University of California, Berkeley Extension
and operates Small Poetry Press, a chapbook design and printing company
for self-publishing poets.
Richard Beban lives in Venice,
California, where he and his wife, the poet/novelist Karen Kitchell,
run a weekly reading series with three other poets at Venice's Rose Café.
He and Karen also teach a unique workshop called Living Mythically at
venues like The Esalen Institute. A poet since 1994, he has been
published in eight national anthologies, more than twenty print and online magazines,
and maintains a poetry website.
In spite of taking on a full-time
corporate role in the less than poetic world of data research, Nancy
Cherry still attempts to write poetry. While her work has not made any
of the Fortune 500 mags, she is proud to say it has appeared in Poetry
Flash, Poets On:, The Sycamore Review, Puerto del Sol, Whetstone, Sou'wester,
Northeast Corridor, Green Fuse and other publications. Her poetry newsletter,
Fish Dance, has been in publication for four years and now appears
on the Web at:
Current collections of her work
appear in book form from Redfruit Press: Paper & Ash, Not Rain
and Anywhere. E-mail for information at email@example.com.
Ruth has been published
in Shenandoah, Negative Capability, Poet & Critic, Kansas
Quarterly, Alaska Quarterly, Atlanta Review, Poet Lore, Tikkun,
as well as in "E" zines including Mudlark and Recursive Angel. Her
latest poetry collections are Between One Future And The Next (Papier-Mache
Press, 1995) and About A Year (Small Poetry Press, 1996). Ruth has
won "The Eve of St. Agnes Poetry Award" (Negative Capability, 1993) and
recently, the "Ann Stanford Poetry Prize," 1997 (University of Southern
California Anthology). Poems from her latest poetry collection "Between
One Future And The Next" (Papier-Mache Press, 1995).
Oliver de la Paz
Oliver de la Paz is
a faculty associate in the Department of English at Arizona State Universtiy
where he teaches writing. He has published in anthologies and
journals, including Cimarron Review, The Literary Review, Hayden's Ferry
Review, Asian Pacific American Journal, and The Crab Orchard Review,
Forrest Hamer's first
book of poems, Call & Response (Alice James, 1995) won the Beatrice
Hawley Award. He is also co-author of a collaborative chapbook, Terrain,
with Dan Bell and Molly Fisk. Forrest lives in Oakland, California.
Jacqueline Kudler, currently
serving on the Board of Directors of the Marin Poetry Center, teaches classesin
writing and literature at theCollege of Marin in Kentfield. Her poems
have appeared most recently in Barnabe Mountain Review, Beside the
Sleeping Maiden, Americas Review, and The Birmingham Review.
Kathleen Lynch has published
poetry, fiction, essays and B&W art photographs. Her "How to Buildan
Owl" won the Select Poet Series Award from Small Poetry Press. Her poems
have been published in many journals, including Poetry East, Poetry Flash,
Poetry Northwest, Sycamore Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, The
Midwest Quarterly, Quarterly West and Chariton Review. She has work
forthcoming in Poetry, Nimrod, The English Journal, The Laurel Review,
Slipstream and Disquieting Muses. She lives in Loomis, California,
where she studies clay sculpture,
works as a free lance writer &conducts writing workshops.
Lisa Sitkin is a Bay Area native.
She studied literature at Yale University and U.C. Berkeley, and is currently
practicing law, writing, swimming and dancing in San Fracisco. She
has given readings in several Northern California venues, including Cody's
Books, Diesel Books and Notes from the Underground.
Susan Terris' book Curved Space
was published by the La Jolla Poets Press in January, 1998. In 1999, she
had two new poetry books published: Eye of the Holocaust (Arctos Press)
and Angels of Bataan (Pudding House Publications). Other recent books are:
Killing in the Comfort Zone (Pudding House Publications) and Nell's Quilt
(Farrar, Straus & Giroux). Her work has been published in such
magazines as The Antioch Review, The Midwest Quarterly, Painted Bride
Quarterly, Nimrod, and The Southern Poetry Review. Online, her work
has appeared in The Blue Penny Quarterly, Blue Moon Review, In Vivo,
Kudzu, among others.