Contributor Notes and Cover Credit: Spring 2002
Special Issue: Poetry and Creative Nonfiction
Fleda Brown’s third collection of poems, The Devil’s Child, was published by Carnegie Mellon UP in 1999. She directs the Poets in the Schools program at University of Delaware.
David Hassler is editor of April Seeds Dreaming of Sky, an anthology of poetry by first and second graders. He is also author of Sabishi: Poems from Japan, and co-editor of Learning by Heart: Contemporary American Poetry About School and A Place to Grow: Voices and Images of Urban Gardeners. He was awarded an Ohio Art’s Council Individual Artist Fellowship.
Marilyn Krysl’s latest book of poetry, Warscape with Lovers, won the Cleveland State Poetry Center Prize (Cleveland SU Poetry Center, 1997). How to Accommodate Men, short stories, was published by Coffee House Press in 1998.
Anne Panning is author of the short story collection The Price of Eggs (Coffee House P, 1992). Her work has appeared in Bellingham Review, South Dakota Review, Black Warrior Review, and elsewhere.
Susan Atefat Peckham’s collection, That Kind of Sleep, was a winner of the National Poetry Series in 2000 (Coffee House P, 2001). Her work has been selected for inclusion in the anthology In the Field of Words, and new work has appeared or is forthcoming in Borderlands, Texas Poetry Review, The International Poetry Review, International Quarterly, The Literary Review, Northwest Review, OntheBus, Puerto del Sol, The Southern Poetry Review, The Sycamore Review, and The Texas Review.
Paul Anderson’s work has been published in Denver Quarterly, Poetry Northwest, Wilderness, Midwest Quarterly, Georgia Review, and other journals.
Don Bogen’s recent poetry collection Luster is forthcoming from Wesleyan UP. Recent work appears in Partisan Review, Yale Review, Ploughshares, and others.
T. Alan Broughton is author of many novels, short stories, and poetry collections, most recently The Origin of Green (Carnegie Mellon UP, 2000) and In the Country of Elegies (1995). He’s been awarded fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the NEA.
Fleda Brown (see author note above).
Elena Karina Byrne’s work has appeared recently or is forthcoming in The Paris Review, Nimrod, Salt Hill, Poetry, American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, and Antioch Review.
Susan Conley is associate poetry editor of Ploughshares. Her poems have appeared in The Paris Review, The Harvard Review, The Gettysburg Review, The North American Review, and The Massachusetts Review.
Mark Conway’s poems have appeared in Harvard Review, Bomb, Agni, and Boston Review.
Joanne Diaz’s poems are published or forthcoming in Crab Orchard Review, Poetry International, and Rattle.
Denise Duhamel’s most recent title is Queen for a Day: Selected and New Poems (U Pittsburgh P, 2001). Her poems have appeared in previous issues of Prairie Schooner, and she received the Strousse Award for work published in our Winter 1999 issue. She is a recipient of a 2000 NEA fellowship in poetry.
Robert Gibb is winner of the National Poetry Series, an NEA fellowship in poetry, a Pushcart Prize, and three Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grants.
William Greenway’s sixth collection Simmer Dim is from the U Akron P (1999). His poetry has appeared in Poetry, American Poetry Review, The Southern Review, Shenandoah, Poetry Northwest and others.
Sam Hamill is author of twelve volumes of poetry and twenty volumes of translations from the Chinese, Japanese, Greek, etc. The poems in this issue will be included in Dumb Luck, to be published by BOA Editions in November.
Lola Haskins has published five books of poetry, most recently Extranjera (Story Line P, 1998) and Desire Lines: New and Selected Poems (2001).
Norbert Hirschhorn’s collection A Cracked River was published by Slow Dancer Press in 2000.
Laura Kasischke is author of three books of poetry, most recently Fire & Flower (Alice James P, 1998). Her first novel The Life Before her Eyes was released by Harcourt in February.
John Kennedy has poetry and book reviews appearing or forthcoming in Yankee, The Seattle Review, The Antioch Review, and The Texas Review, among other publications.
Jesse Lee Kercheval is author of five books, including the poetry collection World As Dictionary, and Space, a memoir of growing up near Cape Kennedy during the Apollo years.
Barbara F. Lefcowitz is author of six books of poetry and has published fiction, poems, and essays in numerous journals. She has received fellowships from the NEA, the Rockefeller Foundation, and others.
Judith McCombs’s poems have appeared recently in Calyx, Feminist Studies, Nimrod, Poet Lore, Poetry Northwest, Potomac Review and others. Her books include Against Nature: Wilderness Poems (Dustbooks, 1984) and Territories, Here & Elsewhere (Mayapple P, 1996). Scholarly books include Critical Essays on Margaret Atwood and Margaret Atwood: A Reference Guide.
Joan Murray is Poet in Residence for the New York State Writers Institute at the State University of New York at Albany. Her most recent books are Looking for the Parade, a National Poetry Series Winner (Norton, 1999), and Queen of the Mist (Beacon, 1999), which she’s adapted for Broadway’s Jujamcyn Theaters.
Adnan Adam Onart is a software architect. His Turkish poems have been published in various magazines; English work has appeared in the Boston Poet.
oren Palsgaard has been published in various literary journals such as America, Shenandoah, Windhover Review, Solo, Caesura, and In the Grove.
Marge Piercy is the author of fifteen collections of poetry including What Are Big Girls Made Of? (Knopf, 1997) and The Art of Blessing the Day (Knopf, 2000). Leapfrog Press published collection of her early and uncollected poetry, Early Grrrl, in 1999. She has written fifteen novels, all still in print. Among them are The Longings of Women (Crest), Storm Tide (Fawcett Books), written in collaboration with her husband Ira Wood, and her most recent novel, Three Women (William Morrow).
Linda Ramey’s work has appeared in Montserrat Review, Negative Capability, and Rocky Mountain Review.
Ruth L. Schwartz has received grants from the NEA, Ohio Arts Council, and the Astraea Foundation. Her first book, Accordion Breathing and Dancing, won the 1994 awp Prize (U Pittsburgh P, 1996). Her second book, Singular Bodies, won the 2000 Anhinga Prize (Anhinga, 2001).
Virgil Suarez’s recent books include the poetry collections Palm Crows (U Arizona P, 2001) and In the Republic of Longing (Bilingual P, 1999). He is the author of four novels and a collection of stories, and has edited many anthologies.
Karen Swenson’s most recent book is A Daughter’s Latitude: New and Selected (Copper Canyon P, 1999).
James Tate is author of numerous books and winner of the 1999 National Book Award for his collection Worshipful Company of Fletchers (Ecco P), and the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Selected Poems (Wesleyan P). Recent collections include Memoir of the Hawk (Ecco, 2001) and Shroud of the Gnome (Ecco P, 1997).
Chris Tusa’s poems appear or are forthcoming in Tar River Poetry, Spoon River Poetry Review, and Red Cedar Review.
J. E. Wei’s poems have appeared in James White Review, Crab Orchard Review, Mankato Poetry Review, and Thorny Locust.
Miller Williams is author, editor, or translator of thirty books, including his collected poems Some Jazz A While (U Illinois P, 1999). Recognition for his work has included the Amy Lowell Traveling Scholarship from Harvard, the Prix de Rome for Literature and the Academy Award for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Charity Randall Citation for Contribution to Poetry as a Spoken Art from the International Poetry Forum.
Melissa Fraterrigo’s fiction has appeared in South Dakota Review, Chattahoochee Review, Passages North, and others. She is writer-in-residence at Penn State-Altoona.
"Flag 19: Lew Dung Quock, 1938" by Flo Oy Wong. 24" X 36" mixed media (rice sack, beads, sequins, stenciled text) from the 2000 exhibition held at the Angel Island Immigration Station in Tiburon, CAlifornia made in usa: Angel Island Shhh, exploring the identity secrets of Chinese immigrants detained and interrogated in the United States. Design by Dika Eckersley.
Ben Howard’s books include Midcentury (Salmon Publishing, 1997) and The Pressed Melodeon: Essays on Modern Irish Writing (Story Line P, 1996). Dark Pool, his fifth collection of poems, is forthcoming from Salmon Publishing (Co. Clare, Ireland) in 2002. He is the recipient of an NEA fellowship.
Ralph Tejeda Wilson is author of the poetry collection A Black Bridge (U Nevada P, 2001). His work has appeared in The Georgia Review, New England Review, Passages North, Willow Springs, and elsewhere.
Peter Wolfe has published books recently on Rod Sterling’s Twilight Zone series, novelist William Gaddis, and playwrights Alan Bennett and August Wilson.