Contributor Notes and Cover Credit: Summer 2002
David Harvey's "A Gathering of Glyphs," is used on the front cover, "Bastard Gnats!" on the back cover. Harvey received his BFA from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and his MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His solo exhibition Scary Biscuits ran at the Sheldon Memorial Art Museum in fall 2001 and he has been in numerous shows and competitions across the country.
Joan Leegant’s stories appear in Nimrod, The Bellingham Review, Columbia, Kalliope, and American Literary Review. Her first book, a collection of short stories (which will include “The Seventh Year”), will be published next year by W.W. Norton.
Alyce Miller is author of The Nature of Longing (W.W. Norton, 1995), winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award, and the novel Stopping for Green Lights (Doubleday). Recent short fiction, essays, and poetry appear in Fourth Genre, ACM, Puerto del Sol, High Plains Literary Review, The Iowa Review, and elsewhere.
Iréne Nèmirovsky is author of many books, including Le Bal, Les Mouches d’Automne, David Golder, Les Chiens et les loups, Les Feux d’automne, L’Affaire Courilof, and Le Vin de Solitude.
Asha Parekh is a social worker in Utah.
Eva Martin Sartori edited with Dorothy Zimmerman French Women Writers. She is Editor-in-Chief of The Feminist Companion To French Literature and is a research associate at Five College Women’s Studies Research Center.
John Tait’s stories have appeared in The Sun, Sonora Review, New Orleans Review, and elsewhere.
Michael Atkinson’s poems have appeared in Best American Poetry 1993, Ontario Review, Crazyhorse, MQR, The Threepenny Review, The Laurel Review, and many others.
Angela Ball is author of four books of poetry, most recently The Museum of the Revolution: 58 Exhibits (Carnegie Mellon UP, 1999).
Cindy Bosley’s work has appeared in North American Review, Passages North, Midwest Quarterly, Flyway, Willow Springs, American Literary Review, and elsewhere.
Daniel Bourne is author of The Household Gods (Cleveland St U Poetry Center, 1995) and translator of Tomasz Jastrun’s collection of poetry and essays, On the Crossroads of Asia and Europe (Salmon Run P, 1999). He is editor of Artful Dodge, and has work appearing recently in Salmagundi, Ploughshares, Field, and American Poetry Review.
Rosa Alice Branco is a professor of perception at a school for arts and design in Porto, Portugal. She has published a book-length essay on perception called What Prevents the World from Being a Painting. Her collections of poetry are Beloved Woman, Animals of the Earth, Short Monadology, and The Happy Hand.
Suzanne Buffam is the 1998 winner of the Canadian Literary Award for Poetry. She has been published in The Malahat Review, Poetry Canada, Prism International, Saturday Night, and others.
Marco Antonio Campos is author of several books of poetry, essays, novels, and an editor for the National University Press of Mexico. He is a prodigious translator of Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Gide, Artaud, Goethe, and many others. His poems, 1070-1996, have been collected and published in Poesía reunida.
Héctor Carreto is author of Lejos de las naves (1979), Naturaleza muerta (1980), La espada de San Jorge (1982), and Antología desordenada (1996). He is the recipient of the Premio Nacional de Poesía Efrain Huerta; el Premio Raúl Garduño; el Premio Carlos Pellicer. He is also the tenth winner of the Premio Internacional de Poesía Luis Cernuda (from Spain).
Anne Caston is a recipient of an NEA Award (1999-2000) and the NYU Press Prize in Poetry (1996 for Flying Out with the Wounded). She was the 1998-99 Jenny McKeane Moore Writer-in-Washington, and the 1996-97 Jay C. & Ruth Halls Fellow in Poetry (UW-Madison).
David S. Cho’s poems have been published in Jabberwock Review, Permafrost, The American Scholar, and Spoon River Poetry Review.
Maureen Clark was president of Writers @ Work 1998-2000, and editor of Ellipsis Literature and Art 1994-95. She is currently an editorial assistant for Quarterly West and has work appearing in Petroglyph, Ellipsis, and Puerto del Sol.
Susan Deer Cloud’s books include The Broken Hoop and In the Moon When the Deer Lose Their Horns. She is recipient of the New York State Foundation for the Arts Poetry Fellowship and has received many awards for both poems and stories.
Elsa Cross is author of La dama de la torre (1972), Tres poemas (1981), Bacantes (1982), Baniano (1986), Pasaje de fuego (1987), Espejo al Sol (1988), El deván de Antar (1990), Jaguar (1991), Casuarinas (1992), Moira (1993), and Urracas (1996).
Stuart Dybek is author of the short story collections The Coast of Chicago and Childhood and Other Neighborhoods. His poetry appears recently in New England Review, TriQuarterly, Poetry, American Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, and elsewhere.
Barbara Edelman’s poems have been published in Cimarron Review, Poet Lore, Central Park, Blue Mesa Review and others. She was a recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant for Poetry in 2000.
Jorge Ruis Esparza is author of Campamento en Olimpia (1991) and the editor of several magazines. His poems have appeared in La Jornada, Vuelta, and La Gaceta del Fondo de Cultura Economica.
Marlon L. Fick is author of El niño de Safo (2000), Histerias Mínimas (2001), and Selected Poems (2001). His translations of twenty Mexican poets, The River Is Wide/El río es ancho is forthcoming in September from Stanley Barkan in New York. He went to Mexico to read at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in 1997 and ended up staying for four years, only recently returning with his wife, Laura, to teach at Kansas State University.
Frank X. Gaspar’s novel Leaving Pico (Hardscrabble Books, 1999) received the California Book Award for First Fiction. It was also a Barnes & Noble Discovery Award winner and Borders Book of Distinction winner. His latest collection of poetry A Field Guide to the Heavens (Wisconsin, 1999) was winner of the Brittingham Prize for poetry. Recent work appears in Best American Poetry 2000, Best Spiritual Writing 2000, The Pushcart Prize XXV, The Kenyon Review, Harvard Review, The Georgia Review, The Bellingham Review, and elsewhere.
Maria Mazziotti Gillan is author of seven books of poetry, including The Weather of Old Seasons (Cross-Cultural Communications), Where I Come From: New and Selected Poems (Guernica), and Things My Mother Told Me (Guernica). She is founder and director of the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College and editor of Paterson Literary Review. Along with her daughter, Jennifer Gillan, she edited Unsettling America: An Anthology of Contemporary Multicultural Poetry (Viking/Penguin), Identity Lessons (Penguin/Putnam), and Growing Up Ethnic in America (Penguin/Putnam).
Eloise Klein Healy is founding chair of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Antioch University. She is author of four books of poetry, most recently Artemis in Echo Park (Firebrand Books), nominated for the Lambda Book Award. Her work has been anthologized in The Geography of Home: California’s Poetry of Place and The World in Us: Gay & Lesbian Poetry of the Next Wave. She is Poetry Editor/Associate Editor of The Lesbian Review of Books.
Francisco Hernández is author of Cuerpo desperso (1982), Mar del fondo (1983), Oscura coincidencia (1986), En las pupilas del que regresa (1991), Moneda de tres caras (1994), which won the Premio Xavier Villaurrutia prize. In 1996, he published a volume of collected poems: Poesía reunida (1974-1994), His prose poetry Mascarón de Prosa (1997) is his most recent work.
Honorée Fanonne Jeffers’s poems have been published or are forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, The Kenyon Review, The Massachusetts Review, and Obsidian III. Her poetry collection The Gospel of Barbecue (Kent St UP) was published last year.
Marie C. Jones’s work has been published or is forthcoming in Atlanta Review, Northwest Review, Coal City Review, Poem, and elsewhere.
David Dodd Lee is author of two books, Downsides of Fish Culture (New Issues Poetry Series, 1997) and The Wedge, forthcoming from Four Way Books. Recent publications include Quarterly West, Many Mountains Moving, Hawaii Review and others. He is associate editor at New Issues Press.
Alexis Levitin has published fifteen books, including translations of nine poetry collections by Eugenio de Andrade, a collection of short stories, Soulstorm, by Brazil’s Clarice Lispector, two photography books about the Amazon, and an art catalogue for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Awards include an NEA Translation Fellowship, Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Residency, Witter Bynner Poetry Foundation Award, two Columbia University Translation Center Awards, and a Wheatland Foundation Grant.
Michael Lieberman has published three collections of poetry, Praising with My Body, A History of the Sweetness of the World, and Sojourn at Elmhurst. His work has appeared in many magazines and reviews and has been selected for anthologies. He is a research physician who studies genes and the environment and is Chair of the Department of Pathology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
Sheryl Luna’s poetry has appeared recently in Puerto del Sol, Poems & Plays, New Delta Review, Amherst Review, and elsewhere.
Robert McNamara is author of Second Messengers (Wesleyan UP, 1990) and a recipient of an NEA fellowship. His poetry has appeared in Agni, Antioch Review, Epoch, The Gettsyburg Review, The Missouri Review, The Ohio Review, and elsewhere.
Andrew David Miller lives in Copenhagen Denmark. His work has appeared in Yemassee, Shenandoah, and The Laurel Review.
Myriam Moscona is author of Último jardín (1983), Las Visitantes (1988) for which she won the Premio Nacional de Poesía, Las Preguntas de Natalia (1992), De frente y de perfil, and Semblanzas de poetas (1994). She also translated the work of William Carlos William in La música del desierto, a work for which she won the Premio Nacional de Traducción de Poesía (1996). Her most recent work Vísperas appeared in 1996. She is also a recognized movie actress, and the cultural commentator for Mexico’s National Public Television.
Amy Newman is author of two books of poetry, Order, or Disorder (CSU Poetry Series, 1995) and Camera Lyrica (Alice James Books, 1999). Her poems appear in The Gettysburg Review, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, at Nerve.com, and elsewhere. Poems from her new manuscript appear in The Ohio Review, Sonora Review, Willow Springs, and The Journal.
Jay Rogoff, author of The Cutoff (Word Works, 1995) and First Hand (1997), has poems recently or forthcoming in Chelsea, DoubleTake, The Georgia Review, The Kenyon Review, Partisan Review, Quarterly West and Western Humanities Review, and critical prose in The Georgia Review, The Kenyon Review, Salmagundi, and Shenandoah.
Todd Samuelson is in the PhD program in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Houston.
Jaime Sabines is the most popular poet of Mexico, known and loved by everyone from literary critics to taxi drivers. Among his most famous works are Horal (1960), La señal (1951), Adán y Eva (1952), Tarumba (1956), Diario semanario y poemas en prosa (1961), Yuria (1967), Maltiempo (1972), Algo sobre la muerta del mayor Sabines (1973). He died in October 1999.
M. A. Schaffner’s first collection of poetry The Good Opinion of Squirrels (Word Works, 1997) won the Columbia Book Award. His poems have appeared in Fine Madness, Poet Lore, Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry Walks, Poetry Salzburg, Boston Phoenix, Yellow Silk, Negative Capability, and elsehwere.
Elaine Sexton’s first poetry collection Slueth will be published by New Issues in Spring 2003. Her work has appeared in American Poetry Review, Christian Science Monitor, New Letters, River Styx, and elsewhere.
Floyd Skloot published two books of poetry in 2001, The Evening Light (Story Line P) and The Fiddler’s Trance (Bucknell UP). His work has appeared recently in Poetry, Southern Poetry Review, The Sewanee Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Hudson Review, New Letters, The Ohio Review, and Atlantic Monthly.
Sheila Squillante’s poems appear or are forthcoming in Quarterly West and Pennsylvania English. She was awarded an Honorable Mention by the Academy of American Poets for the 2000 Leonard Steinberg Memorial Prize.
Shelley Stenhouse won the 1998-99 Pavement Saw Press Chapbook Award for her collection Pants. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in Antioch Review, Third Coast, Mudfish, Quarterly West, and elsewhere. She was recently a resident of Yaddo, and has written and performed Endangered Angel, a one-woman show.
Elizabeth Tibbetts’s work has appeared in The Beloit Poetry Journal, The Laurel Review, Green Mountain Review, Calyx, and Spoon River Poetry Review. She has received fellowships from Ragdale and the St. Botolph Club Foundation grant-in-aid.
Tony Whedon’s poems, essays, and fiction have appeared in American Poetry Review, The Sewanee Review, Shenandoah, Iowa Review and elsewhere. He is fiction editor of Green Mountains Review.
Jonathan Holden’s most recent books are Knowing: New and Selected Poems (2000) and The Old Formalism: Character in Contemporary American Poetry (1999), both with University of Arkansas Press.
Richard Jackson is author of Heartwall (U Mass P, 2000), Alive All Day (Cleveland P, 1992), Half Lives (Invisible Cities P, 2001), Selected Poems in Slovenia (2001), and three other books of poetry, two of criticism, two anthologies, and three chapbooks of Italian translations.
Abby Millager is co-editor of New England Region. Her poetry appears or is forthcoming in Re:Al, Troubadour, Limestone, and The Seattle Review.
George O’Brien received the Irish Book Awards Silver Medal for The Village of Longing (1988). His latest publication is Playing the Field: Irish Writers on Sports (New Island, 2000).
Michael Paulson’s reviews have appeared in The Georgia Review, The Bloomsbury Review, Harvard Gay and Lesbian Review, and Athelon.