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Issue 5: Phoenix
Bob Sward's Writer's Friendship Series
quick list to poets featured in this issue:
Frank X. Gaspar
James Lee Jobe
Daniel A. Olivas
In 1989, Bei Dao was accused
of helping to incite the events in Tiananmen Square, and was forced into
exile from China. Since then, he has lived in seven countries, including
Sweden, Denmark, Germany, France and the U.S. He has published a number
of volumes of poetry and short stories. Five of his works have been translated
into English, including Notes from the City of the Sun (1983), The August
Sleepwalker (1988), Waves: Stories (1990), Old Snow (1991), Forms
of Distance (1994), and Landscape Over Zero (1996), all published by New
Directions Press. His work has been translated into 25 languages.
A new book of poems, Unlock, is forthcoming from New Directions in August,
Eliot Weinberger is the author,
translator and editor of over fifteen books of poetry, essays and translations.
In 2000, he received the Critics Circle Award for his translation of Jorge
Frank X. Gaspar is the author
of three award winning books of poetry, The Holyoke (1989), Mass For The
Grace Of A Happy Death (1995) and Field Guide To The Heavens (1999), which
won the 1999 Brittingham Prize in Poetry from the
University of Wisconsin Press.
His first novel, Leaving Pico, was published by Hardscrabble Books in 1999.
He is currently at work on his fourth collection of poetry.
Carol Frith is the co-editor
of Frith Press and of the poetry journal Ekphrasis. Her award-winning poems
have appeared in numerous magazines, including Blue Unicorn, Slant, The
Formalist, Phoebe, Iris and The Comstock Review. She has work forthcoming
in Negative Capability, Cumberland Poetry Review and the New Laurel Review.
Muriel Zeller's poetry
has appeared in magazines such as the Montserrat Review and Plainsongs.
Her poetry has also been included in Over This Soil: An Anthology Of World
Farm Poems (University of Iowa Press). She is currently working toward
an MFA in Creative Writing.
Dee Cohen's work has
appeared on and off line in Faultline, ZuZu's Petals, California Quarterly,
New Works Review, Blue Satellite and others.
George Wallace's recent publication
credits include Rattle, Pacific Coast Journal, Higginsville Reader, and
Lucid Moon, among others. His fifth chapbook, Poems of Augie Prime, was
published by Writer's Ink in 1999.
Tom Daley won the Charles and Fanny Fay Wood Academy of American Poets Prize as an undergraduate at the University of Virginia, Chapel Hill. He is currently a machinist in the Boston area.
James Lee Jobe
James Lee Jobe was for many years the editor of the legendary underground press magazine, One(Dog)Press. He is the author of several chapbooks of
poetry, including Dark Like My Father and 7 Days In Yolo, as well as a
cookbook, Sabine Cooking.
Mary Zeppa's work has appeared in numerous print and online journals,
including New York Quarterly, Tule Review and Gutenberg Live. Her work has
also been anthologized in Mixed Voices (Milkweed Editions) and I've Always
Meant to Tell You: Letters to our Mothers (Pocket Books). She is the
recipient of a fellowship from the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Council.
Daniel A. Olivas
Daniel A. Olivas' work appears or is forthcoming in Exquisite Corpse, THEMA, Red
River Review, La Petite Zine, Foliage and many other print and online
literary journals. His fiction has been included in Fantasmas: Supernatural
Stories by Mexican-American Writers, forthcoming from Bilingual Review/Press.
His poetry is featured in a children's collection of Latino writers honoring
mothers and grandmothers, edited by Pat Mora, and scheduled for publication
in spring 2001 by Lee & Low Books.
Hannah Stein's work has appeared in numerous journals. She is the recipient
of numerous awards, including the annual State Street Press Competition for
her chapbook, Schools Of Flying Fish. Her first full length collection of
poetry, Earthlight, was published by La Questa Press in 1999.
Lynne Knight's work has appeared in a number of journals, including Beloit
Poetry Journal, Gettysburg Review, New England Review, Poetry, Poetry
Northwest and Southern Review. Her first collection, Dissolving Borders, won
a Quarterly Review of Literature prize in 1996. Her work is also forthcoming
in Best American Poetry 2000.
Walter Pavlich's books include Ongoing Portraits, a Pushcart Writer's
Choice Selection, and Running Near the End of the World, which won the
Joseph Henry Jackson Award of the San Francisco Foundation and the Edwin
Ford Piper Award of the University of Iowa Press. Recently, he was
Distinguished Visiting Writer at the University of Hawaii. He owns
springtrees.com, a successful Internet antiques and art business. A
long-awaited collection of his new poems. The Spirit of Blue Ink is
forthcoming in December 2000.
Derick Burleson's first collection of poetry, Ejo, the Kinyarwandan word
which means both yesterday and tomorrow, recently won the Felix Pollack Prize
and will be published in October of 1999 by the University of Wisconsin
Press. He is also the recipient of a 1999 NEA fellowship in poetry. He lived
in Rwanda from 1991--1993.