Winter 2002 > Contributors and Cover credit

Contributor Notes and Cover Credit: Winter 2002


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Brenda Jo Brueggemann is author of Lend Me Your Ear: Rhetorical Constructions of Deafness (Gallaudet UP, 1999) and co-editor of Disability Studies: Enabling the Humanities (MLA P, 2001).

Brian Evenson’s books include Altmann’s Tongue (Knopf, 1994; reprinted U Nebraska P 2002), Contagion (Wordcraft 2000), and Father of Lies (4 Walls 8 Windows, 1998). He is senior editor for Conjunctions magazine.

“A Map of Stars” is Marilyn Shannahan’s first published story. She is currently working on a novel.

Donna George Storey’s short stories appear in Berkeley Fiction Review and Rain Crow. She is author of Child of Darkness: Yoko and Other Stories by Furui Yoshikichi, a book of translation and critical commentary.

Barry Targan is author of Harry Belten and the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Award (U Iowa P, 1975), The Ark of the Marindor (MacMurray & Beck, 1998) and Kingdoms, winner of the Associated Writing Programs Award for the Novel (St U of NY P, 1981).

Neela Vaswani’s short stories have appeared in The Global City Review, Night Rally, The Louisville Review and Bananafish. “Where the Long Grass Bends” is the title story of her collection to be published by Sarabande.


Stephen Ajay has published two books with New Rivers Press: Abracadbra (1977) and The Whales are Burning (1985). His work has appeared in The Paris Review, The Michigan Quarterly, Poetry Northwest, Yellow Silk, and other magazines. He has received the Major Hopwood Award for Poetry and a pen Grant, along with fellowships to the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Djerassi Foundation.

Walter Bargan is author of eight books of poetry, most recently Harmonic Balance (Timberline P, 2001). The Feast, a sequence of prose poems, is forthcoming from BkMk Press. Recently his poems have appeared in New Letters, Witness, Pleiades, and Connecticut Review. He is the 1997 winner of the Chester H. Jones Foundation prize.

Nathaniel Bellows’s work has appeared in Paris Review, New Republic, Ploughshares, The Yale Review and elsewhere.

Diana Ben-Merre’s poetry has been published in West Hills Review and The Irish Literary Supplement. She has written about Joyce, Yeats, and the Jewish-American Mystery, and edited, with Maureen Murphy, James Joyce and His Contemporaries.

Joseph Chaney’s poems appear in The Nation, Yankee, The Montserrat Review, The Spoon River Poetry Review, Crazyhorse, The Beloit Poetry Journal, and elsewhere.

Dina Coe’s work appears recently or is forthcoming in Barrow Street, The Chattahoochee Review, Poet Lore, Southern Poetry Review, Another Chicago Magazine, Hubbub, Louisiana Literature, and elsewhere. She is winner of the Grolier Prize and recipient of fellowships from Bread Loaf and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Cathryn Cofell has published in The Laurel Review, Rattle, Comstock Review, and elsewhere. She is poetry editor for The Valley Scene.

Scott Coffel’s poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Salmagundi, Paris Review, Antioch Review, and Ploughshares.

Don Mee Choi was born in South Korea and came to the U.S. in 1981 and now translates poetry of several contemporary Korean poets. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Arts & Letters, Seneca Review, Manoa, Gargoyle, and Chicago Review.

Ron De Maris’s work appears in The New Republic, The Nation, American Poetry Review, Sewanee Review, Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, New England Review, Gettysburg Review, and elsewhere.

Brian Komei Dempster’s poems have appeared in The Asian Pacific American Journal, Crab Orchard Review, Many Mountains Moving, Green Mountains Review, Ploughshares, Quarterly West and An Anthology of Asian American Art and Literature. He is editor of From Our Side of the Fence: Growing Up in America’s Concentration Camps (Kearny Street Workshop, 2001). He is a recipient of a Creative Artist Grant form the Arts Foundation of Michigan and a grant from Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and he’s received residency fellowships to Ragdale Foundation, Ucross Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, and Villa Montalvo.

K. E. Duffin has held residencies at the Millay Colony and Yaddo and was a finalist in the Bakeless and Whitman competitions. His work has appeared in Poetry, The Sewanee Review, Ploughshares, Verse, Black Warrior Review, Harvard Review, and elsewhere.

James Duke’s poetry appears recently in Midwest Poetry Review, Iconoclast, Footprints, Windsor Review, Sulfer River Literary Review, and elsewhere.

Patricia Fargnoli’s poetry has been published in Poetry, Ploughshares, Indiana Review, and elsewhere. Her first book Necessary Light (Utah St UP, 1999) won the May Swenson Award.

Gary Fincke’s recent books of poetry include Blood Ties (Time Being Books, 2002) and The Almanac for Desire (BkMk P, 2000). He received a Pushcart Prize in 2000 for nonfiction.

Margaret Gibson has won Pushcart prizes in 2001 and 2002, and was a finalist for the National Book Award in 1993. She has published eight books of poems, most recently Icon and Evidence (Louisiana St UP, 2001). The poems included in this issue are forthcoming in her collection Autumn Grasses (LSU).

Douglas Goetsch has published two poetry collections, Nobody’s Hell (Hanging Loose P, 1999) and Wherever You Want (Pavement Saw P, 1997). His poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in numerous magazines, including Ploughshares, Poetry, The Iowa Review, The Marlboro Review, Fourth Genre, and online at Poetry Daily. His honors include a New York Foundation for the Arts Poetry Fellowship, the Paumanok Award, and a Prairie Schooner Readers’ Choice Award.

James Grinwis’s poetry has apperaed in American Poetry Review, Indiana Review, New Orleans Review, Gulf Coast, and Mudfish.

S. Hatch is a publisher in Utah.

Kathleen Hellen’s work has appeared in Verve, Calliope, English Journal, Nerve Cowboy, Piedmont Literary Review, Rattapallax, Southern Poetry Review, and elsewhere. Twice the recipient of the James Still Poetry Award, she is a contributing editor for The Baltimore Review.

Ann Hudson’s poetry has appeared in Poetry East, South Carolina Review, Sow’s Ear, North American Review, Seattle Review, and elsewhere.

Kim Hye-sun’s poetry first appeared in the early 1980s during one of the most politically oppressive periods of South Korea’s recent history. In a letter to a translator (Don Mee Choi), Kim said that “to exist as a woman in South Korea, especially as a woman poet, is to endure many things . . .” She received the Korean Contemporary Poetry Award in 2000 and the Sowol Poetry Award in 2001. Kim Hye-sun teaches creative writing at Seoul Arts University, South Korea.

Nancy Hall James’s work has appeared in Sky magazine and is forthcoming in Poetry International.

R. F. McEwen, author of Heartwood (A Slow Tempo P), is an arborist and English Professor in Chadron, Nebraska.

Constance Merritt won the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry and was a finalist for the William Carlos Williams Book Award for her first book A Protocol for Touch. She was a 2001/2002 Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and teaches at Sweet Briar College.

Janice Townley Moore has published poetry in The Georgia Review, Southern Poetry Review, Atlanta Review, Potpourri, The Chattahoochee Review, and several anthologies including The Bedford Introduction to Literature.

Melissa Morphew’s poems appear in The Georgia Review, Shenandoah, The Laurel Review, and Alaska Quarterly. Her book The Garden Where All Loves End was published by La Jolla Poets Press in 1997. The poems in this issue are from a new manuscript, Answering Neruda, in which she responds to Neruda’s Book of Questions.

Jill Osier has an MFA from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Marcella Fleischman Pixley’s poems have appeared in Lilith, Small Pond Magazine, and the anthology Voices from the Valley.

James Rioux’s work has appeared in Five Points and other journals.

Angela Rydell’s work has appeared in Barrow Street. She is winner of the 2001 Poets & Writers Writers Exchange Program competition for a manuscript of poetry.

Doug Sanders is a freelance editor. His work has appeared in Boulevard, Pleiades, and elsewhere.

Brian Satrom received his MFA from the University of Maryland.

Vivian Shipley has won the Marble Faun Award for Poetry from the William Faulkner Society, the Thin Air Magazine Poetry Prize, the Lucille Medwick Award from The Poetry Society of America, the Ann Stanford Prize, the Prairie Schooner Readers’ Choice Award, and many others. She has published eight books of poetry, most recently Crazy Quilt (Hanover P, 1999), a Patterson Poetry Prize Finalist, Fair Haven (Negative Capability P, 2000), and Echo and Anger, Still (Southeastern Louisiana UP, 2000). A Cormorant in the Tree is forthcoming from Red Hen Press. She is editor of Connecticut Review.

John E. Smelcer’s recent books include Songs from an Outcast (UCLA, 2000), Riversongs (CPR), Elvis in Bear Country, and Changing Seasons. His poems have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly and elsewhere, and he is editor of Rosebud.

Robert Stewart is author of Plumbers (BkMk P) and Letters from the Living (Borderline) and co-editor of Spud Songs: An Anthology of Potato Poems (Helicon Nine). He is managing editor of New Letters and for seventeen years has directed the Midwest Poets Series in Kansas City.

Karen Swenson’s poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, Georgia Review, and elsewhere.

Russell Thorburn’s first book of poetry Approximate Desire was published by New Issues Press in 1999, the same year he received an nea fellowship. He has written and directed two radio plays, Happy Birthday, James Joyce and The Playback, for distribution to npr radio stations.

Daniel Tobin’s book Where the World is Made (UP New England, 1999) was co-winner of the Katherine Nason Bakeless Prize. A book of criticism Passage to the Center: Imagination and the Sacred in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney was published that year by UP of Kentucky. His poems have appeared in Poetry, The American Scholar, DoubleTake, Prairie Schooner, The Paris Review, The Bellingham Review, Ploughshares and Shenandoah, and anthologies in The Bread Loaf Anthology of New American Poets and elsewhere.

Lee Upton’s most recent books are Civilian Histories (U Georgia P, 2000), her fourth collection of poems, and The Muse of Abandonment (Bucknell UP, 1998), her third book of criticism.

David Wagoner’s sixteenth book of poems is Traveling Light (U Illinois P, 1999).

Theodore Worozbyt’s poetry appears in Kenyon Review, North American Review, Northwest Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, and Poetry Daily. He has received grant from the nea, the Georgia Council for the Arts, and the Alabama Council on the Arts.


Stephen C. Behrendt’s poems appear recently in Hudson Review, Sewanee Review, Ontario Review, and elsewhere.

Marcus Cafagña is Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Southwest Missouri State University. He has published two volumes of poetry: The Broken World (U Illinois P, 1996) and Roman Fever (Invisible Cities P, 2001).

Terry Cox has published poetry in Any Key Review and 5AM. She is a student in the Bennington Writing Program.

David Martin represented Connecticut at the National Poetry Slam Championships in 1997. His work has appeared in Underwood Review and Red Fox Review.

Jack Smith has published fiction in The Southern Review, Happy, B&A: New Fiction, Savoy, and Southern Ocean Review, and reviews in The Missouri Review, The Texas Review, Pleiades, CrossConnect, and RE:AL. His is co-author of a nonfiction book due this year from Monthly Review Press.

Peter Wolfe recently finished a book on James Ellroy. In 2000, he was named Curators Professor of English at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

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