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A quick list to poets featured in this issue:
Mike Perrow, this issue's featured poet, received an MFA in Poetry from the University of
Amherst, and he currently lives in Medford, Massachusetts. His poems
appeared in Volt, Del Sol Review, The Hollins Critic, and elsewhere,
including work that will appear in the Spring 2002 issue of Shenandoah.
Jacob Strautmann is originally from Cameron, a small town in the
Panhandle of West Virginia. He studied History and English at Wheeling
Jesuit University in Wheeling, West Virgina and has his Master of Arts in Creative
Writing from Boston University. He lives in Brighton, Massachusetts.
Jim Behrle edits can we have our ball back? and lives in Brookline, MA. His chapbooks include Quarter (1997, with David Levine), City Point (2000, Pressed Wafer), Recent Sonic News (2001, Please Evict Us) and Poems (2001, with Fred Moten Pressed Wafer).
Daniel Bosch won the 1998 Boston Review Poetry Prize. A book of his poems, Crucible, will be published in April 2002 by Other Press. He teaches writing at Harvard, and was poetry editor of Harvard Review for issues 19 and 20.
Valerie Duff is currently completing her M.Phil at Trinity College,
Dublin. Her work has appeared in various print journals, including AGNI, Antioch
Review, and Denver Quarterly.
Daniel Gutstein's work has appeared or will appear in Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, TriQuarterly, The American Scholar, Fiction, StoryQuarterly, The Penguin Book of
the Sonnet, and several other publications. A former economist, farmhand, editor, and tae kwon do instructor, he currently teaches creative writing and students who have disabilities, both at George Washington University. He has received two work-study scholarships to the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and has been a finalist for the Bakeless Prize in poetry.
Henry Israeli is the author of New Messiahs, forthcoming from Four Way Books in 2002, and the editor and co-translator of Fresco: Selected Poetry of Luljeta Lleshanaku, forthcoming from New Directions in April 2002. His poems have appeared in Tin House, Iowa Review, Verse, Fence, Seneca Review, Quarterly West, Fine Madness and elsewhere. He is the co-founder, along with his wife, poet Joanna Goodman, of Saturnalia Books.
Vera Kroms has been studying poetry for the past 10 years in the Boston area with Lucie Brock-Broido. Many of her poems come out of her experience as a child of Latvian immigrants who ended up in the United States, not too happily. She has recently published in the Southern Poetry Review and the Worcester Review. Ms. Kroms has a B.S. and M.A. in math and works as a programmer.
Nikolai Baitov was born in 1951 in Moscow, where he continues to live.
Educated in higher mathematics, he worked for twelve years as a programmer.
In 1987 Baitov quit that life to become the custodian of a church. Between 1985 and 1989, he collaborated with the poet
Aleksandr Barash on the manuscript magazine Epsilon-Salon. His one book of
poems, Ravnovesiia Raznoglasii[Equilibria of Disagreements] appeared in
1990. More recently, he has been writing prose—stories and detective
fiction (under a pen-name) and exploring the "book art" of manuscript
books. His most recent book of poetry, published in 2001 in Moscow, is
Vremena goda [Seasons].
David Dodd Lee's second full-length book, Arrow Pointing
North, will appear from Four Way Books in March, 2002. His first book,
of Fish Culture, appeared from New Issues Press in 1997, and a chapbook, Wilderness,
appeared from March Street Press in 2000.
He has been Poetry Editor at Third Coast and Passages North, and will be
editor-in-chief of a new magazine, Shade, being underwritten by Four Way Books. The first
issue will appear in late 2003. Recent poems have appeared in Many Mountains Moving, Quarterly
West, Cimarron Review, Prairie Schooner, Slope and American Literary Review.
Luljeta Lleshanaku is the author of five books of poetry in Albanian.
Fresco: Selected Poetry of Luljeta Lleshanaku is being published by New Directions
in April 2002. Individual poems have appeared in Grand Street, Tin House, Iowa
Review, Fence, Seneca Review, Quarterly West, Modern Poetry in Translation
Fred Marchant is the author of Tipping Point, winner of the 1993
Prize in poetry. His second book, Full Moon Boat, was published last
Graywolf Press. Forthcoming in the spring is House on Water, House in
new and selected poems, from Dedalus Press, Dublin. He is a professor of
English and the director of the Creative Writing Program at Suffolk
University in Boston. He is also a teaching affiliate of the William
Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences at UMass-Boston, and
on the Executive Board of PEN-New England.
Joyelle McSweeney's first book, The Red Bird, won the Fence Modern Poets
Series and will be published in 2002 by Fence Books.
Miklós Radnóti (1909-1944), a prolific translator and editor, was one of
Hungary´s best-known poets. Of Jewish descent, he spent the last last four
years of his life in and out of labor camps and copper mines before being
killed by the Nazis. He wrote some of his best poems during this period as
well as some of the best literature to come out of the Holocaust. As a
translator, he also published Hungarian versions of Blake, Keats,
Apollinaire, Eluard, Brecht, and Rillke. The body of work he left behind
ranks with the classics of Hungarian verse.
Zafer Senocak is a writer living in Berlin who has been referred to in The Encyclopedia of German Literature 2000 as "one of the most innovative German intellectuals and writers." The poem "In the New World" appears in his 1994 book Fernwehanstalten (Babel Verlag). A volume of his essays, Atlas of a Tropical Germany, translated by Leslie Adelson, was published by the University of Nebraska in 2000. His newest collection of poems Schlafreflexe is forthcoming.
Drago Stambuk is the former Croation ambassador to Great Britain,
India, Egypt and six other Arab countries; he is a medical doctor
and researcher; and one of Croatia's best loved poets. His selected
poems are being published in a volume which will comprise
approximately 600 poems. He is currently a fellow at Harvard's
Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. While at Harvard
Dr. Stambuk is researching the role of ethics in international
affairs and the expression of ethical principles and national
interests in the political decision making process.
Nick Flynn's first book, Some Ether, won the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award, and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. The poems in this issue are from his second collection, Blind Huber, forthcoming from Graywolf Press.