Contributor Notes and Cover Credit: Spring 2001
EY - on retina by Elizabeth Golding
Elizabeth Goldring is a Senior Fellot at MIT's Center for Advanced
Visual Studies where she is creating visual experiences and a "seeing machign"
work station for people with little or not sight. Her books include Laser
Treatment (Blue Giant P, 1983) and Without Warning (Helicon Nine Editions
and BkMk P, 1995). Her poems, photographs, and commentary about her have
appeared in anthologies, journals, and the media, nationally and internationally.
Her Retina Prints (MIT urop assistance: John Rothenberg, Laura Cerritelli,
and Diana Ng) will be exhibited by the MIT Museum in Spring, 2001. She
lives in Groton, MA and Duesseldorf, Germany. Special thanks to Orent Grapic
Arts, Inc., Lincoln NE, for the color seperations.
Jane Bernstein's most recent book is a memoir, Bereft: A Sister's
Story (North Point P, 2000). Her last Prairie Schooner essay,
"The Black Dog," (Fall 1998) was listed as a notable essay in Best American
Chitra Divakaruni's stories have appeared in the Atlantic
Monthly, New Yorker, Ms., Chicago Review, and
American Short Stories 1999. Her books include Arranged Marriages:
Stories, The Mistress of Spices, and Leaving Yuba City: Poems.
"The Unknown Errors of Our Lives" is the title story of her new collection,
due this spring.
Ellen Hunnicutt's works include a novel, Suite for Calliope
(Walker, 1987) and a story collection, In the Music Library (Pittsburgh,
Timothy Schaffert's work has appeared in The Greensboro Review,
Natural Bridge, and elsewhere. His awards include the Henfield/TransAtlantic
Review Award, the Mary Roberts Rinehart Award, and a Nebraska Arts Council
Fellowship. "Parts and Labor" is part of a novel; another part of the novel
was published in Prairie Schooner (Summer 1998) as "Wolves at Bay."
Sara Vogan's books include Loss of Flight, Blue Prints,
and In Shelly's Leg.
Naveed Alam was born and raised in Pakistan and received a MFA
in Creative Writing from the University of Oregon.
Roy Bentley's work has appeared in The Ohio Review, Shenandoah,
Southern Review, Indiana Review, New Virginia Review,
and other journals. His poetry collections are Boy in a Boat (U
of Alabama, 1986) and Any One Man (Bottom Dog Books, 1992).
Deborah Brown's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in American
Literature, The Women's Review of Books, The Southwest Review,
Connecticut Review, Yankee Magazine, and The Beloit Poetry
Josh Bell holds a MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. His work
has appeared in Quarterly West.
Jonas Brown lives in America.
Scott Cairns's has published numerous collections of poetry,
including Recovered Body, Figures for the Ghost, The Translation
of Babel, and The Theology of Doubt. His poems are forthcoming
in Ascent, Paris Review, New Virginia Review, and
James Cihlar's poems have appeared in The James White Review,
and Minnesota Monthly. He is the marketing director for Coffee House
Peter Cooley's poem is from his sixth poetry collection, A
Place Made of Starlight, due next year from Carnegie Mellon.
Diana Der-Hovanessian's poems have appeared in American Scholar,
Nation, New Republic, and CSM. Her most recent collection
is Any Day Now (Sheep Meadow P, 1999).
Max Garland's The Postal Confessions (U Mass P) was winner
of the Juniper Prize for Poetry. His poems and fiction have appeared in
New England Review, Best American Short Stories, and other
Elizabeth Goldring (see note above).
Richard Jackson has published two books of poems, Heart's
Bridge (Aureole, Toledo U, 1999) and Alive All Day (Cleveland,
1992). Heart Wall, winner of the 1999 Juniper Prize, was published
by U Mass Press in 2000.
Karen I. Jaquish's poems have appeared in The Nation,
Quarterly, Poet Lore, Southern Poetry Review, and Connecticut
John Kinsella is an Australian writer and fellow at Churchill
College in England. His books include The Hunt, Poems 1980-1994,
Philip Kobylarz has poems forthcoming in Colorado Review
and Columbia Poetry Review, creative non-fiction due in The Iowa
Review, recent photos in Artful Dodge, and a steady stream of
book reviews in Memphis's daily, The Commercial Appeal.
Marsha Larsen's poems have appeared in Puerto del Sol,
Poetry Review, and Potato Eyes.
Peter Makuck has published three books of poetry, the most recent
Distance (boa Editions, 1997), and a collection of stories,
and Entering (U if Illinois P, 1982). He is the editor of Tar River
Alison Mansfield is a wife and mother living in Wisconsin.
Constance Merritt's poetry collection A Protocol for Touch
(U of N Texas P, 2000) won the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry. Her recent
work appears or will appear in Descant, The Journal, CrazyHorse
and a special issue of Callaloo.
Matthew Miller lives in rural Iowa near Iowa City. His poems
can be found in current or forthcoming issues of New Letters, Sycamore
Review, and Massachusetts Review.
B. Z. Niditch's collection of poetry Crucifixion Times
was published by University Editions. His work has appeared in the Anthology
of Magazine Verse, Yearbook of American Poetry, Denver Quarterly,
International, and The Literary Review.
Susan Atefat Peckham was born first generation American to Iranian
parents, and has lived most of her life in France and Switzerland although
she has also lived in the United States and Iran. Her poetry manuscript
Kind of Sleep was a winner of the National Poetry Series in 2000 and
is forthcoming from Coffee House Press in 2001. Her work has been selected
for inclusion in the anthology In the Fields of Words (Prentice-Hall,
2001) and new work has appeared or is forthcoming in Borderlands,
Poetry Review, The International Poetry Review, International
Quarterly, Northwest Review, OntheBus, Puerto del
Sol, The Southern Poetry Review, and The Sycamore Review.
She currently lives in Holland, Michigan.
Linda Tomol Pennisi's poems have appeared in Louisville Review,
Red Brick Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Paintbrush,
Mountains Moving, and other journals.
Dannye Romine Powell has published a book of poetry, At Every
Wedding Someone Stays Home (U of Arkansas), and a nonfiction book,
the Curtains: Interviews with Southern Writers. Her poems appear in
journals such as Poetry, The New Republic, The Georgia
Review, The Southern Review, and others.
Ron Rash's collection Eureka Mill was published by Bench
Press in 1998. His poems have appeared in The Southern Review, The
Georgia Review, New England Review, among others.
David Salner has worked in iron ore mines and steel foundries
all over the country and he is a member of the International Association
of Machinists Trade Union. His poetry has appeared in The Iowa Review,
Northwest, North American Review, Borderlands,
Literary Review, and other publications.
Rebecca Seiferle's books include The Music We Dance To
(Sheep Meadow, 1999), The Ripped-Out Seam (Sheep Meadow, 1993),
and Trilce, a translation of César Vallejo from Spanish.
Music We Dance To won the Cecil Meley Award from the Poetry Society
of America, was a Pulitzer prize nominee, and work from the collection
appears in Best American Poetry 2000.
R. T. Smith is the editor of Shenandoah. His books include
(LSU, 1996), Messenger (LSU, forthcoming 2001), and Selected
Poems (Salmon, 1999).
Gabriel Spera's work has appeared in DoubleTake, Laurel
Review, Ontario Review, Poetry, New England Review,
Southern Review, and others.
Judith Taylor's first book Curios was published in 2000
by Sarabande Books. Recent poems appear in CrazyHorse, Witness,
and Quarterly West.
Connie Wanek's book Bonfire was published by New Rivers
Press in 1997 and was a 1998 winner of the Willow Review prize in
poetry. Poems are forthcoming in Poetry and other journals.
Eleanor Wilner's most recent book of poems is Reversing the
Spell: New and Selected Poems (Copper Canyon P, 1998).
Marcus Cafagña's first book The Broken World was
selected for the National Poetry Series. New poems are forthcoming from
and Crab Orchard Review.
Douglas Clayton is the Director of the Masters Program in Writing
and Publishing at Emerson College and former editor-in-chief at the University
of Nebraska Press. He is the author of Floyd Dell: The Life and Times
of an American Rebel.
Jason Gray is a literary columnist for the George Mason Broadside.
He has work forthcoming in Poetry.
Jonathan Holden's most recent books include Guns and Boyhood
in America (U Michigan P, 1997), The Old Formalism: Character in
Contemporary American Poetry (U Arkansas P, 1999), and Knowing:
New and Selected Poems (U Arkansas P, 2000).
Carolyn Johnsen is a broadcast journalist for Nebraska Public
Radio. She has received numerous journalism awards from the Associated
Press along with first place national awards in investigative reporting
and breaking news from the Public Radio News Directors, Inc. Two of her
essays were included in Leaning Into the Wind: Women Write from the
Heart of the West.