Contributor Notes and Cover Credit: Summer 2002
Designed by Dika Eckersley.
M. Evelina Galang is author of Her Wild American Self, a collection of stories from Coffee House Press (1996).
Jenn McKee’s “Under the Influence” will be reprinted in Best New American Voices 2002 (Harcourt), guest edited by Joyce Carol Oates.
Ladette Randolph’s fiction and nonfiction have appeared or are forthcoming in Passages North, Clackamas Literary Review, Fourth Genre, Connecticut Review, Best New American Voices 2000, and elsewhere.
Rishi P. Reddi is the deputy general counsel for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs. Her translations have appeared in The Partisan Review.
Susan Scheid’s stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Cottonwood, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Oasis, On the Page, and Willow Review. A story of hers was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, another received the 2001 Willow Review award for fiction.
Diane Ackerman is author of nineteen works of poetry and nonfiction, most recently Cultivating Delight: A Natural History of My Garden (prose, HarperCollins, 2001) and Origami Bridges (poetry).
John Addiego’s fiction and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in The Sun, The Northwest Review, Epoch, Nebraska Review, Sou’Wester, and elsewhere. He received an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship for fiction in 1999.
Neil Azevedo’s poetry has appeared in The Paris Review, The New Criterion, Image, Raritan Quarterly, and elsewhere. He is publisher of Zoo Press.
Lynne Burris Butler is author of three books of poetry: Sunday Afternoon with Tolstoy (Lynx House P, 1999), Forever is Easy (BkMk P, 1994), and The Dream Thief (bradypress, U of Nebraska Book Arts Porgram). In 1998 she won the Blue Lynx Prize in Poetry.
Jennifer Chang’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Asian Pacific American Journal, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Crab Orchard Review, and Indiana Review. She has received an Academy of American Poets Prize and a residency at the MacDowell Colony.
Dana Curtis’s first collection The Body’s Response to Famine (Pavement Saw P, 2000) won the 1999 Transcontinental Poetry Award. Her work has appeared in Indiana Review, Quarterly West, Hadyen’s Ferry Review, and elsewhere. She is editor of Elixer Press.
Karen Falkenstrom’s poems have appeared in Colorado Review, Boston Literary Review, Lucid Stone, Rhetoric Review, and elsewhere. She was previously director of the Tucson Poetry Festival, programs coordinator at the Virginia Poetry Center, and co-founder of Kore Press.
Richard Foerster’s forth book of poems is Double Going (boa Editions, 2002); his third collection Trillium (BOA Editions, 1998) received Honorable Mention for the 2000 Poets’ Prize. He received the Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship for 2000/2001. Other recent poems appear in New England Review, TriQuarterly, Pleiades, Poetry, Boulevard, Mid-American Review, and elsewhere.
Elton Glaser is author of four collections of poems, most recently Winter Amnesties (Southern Illinois UP, 2000). He is editor of the Akron Series in Poetry, University of Akron Press.
Marilyn Hacker is author of nine books, including Winter Numbers, which received a Lambda Literary Award, the Lenore Marshal Award of The Nation magazine and the Academy of American Poets in 1995, Selected Poems which was awarded the Poets’ Prize in 1996, and the verse novel Love, Death and the Changing of the Seasons. Recent books include Squares and Courtyards (W. W. Norton, 2000), translation of Claire Malroux’s poem-narrative of WWII A Long-Gone Sun (Sheep Meadow P, 2000) and translation of poems of Vénus Khoury-Ghata Here There Was Once a Country (Oberline College P, 2001). Her new collection Desesperanto will be published in spring 2003.
Judith Harris's books include Atonement (LSU P, 2000) and Signifying Pain: Healing and Contructing the Self Through Writing (SUNY P, 2002). Her poems and criticism appear in Antioch Review, Boulevard, American Scholar, Poetry Northwest, College English, AWP Chronicle, Graywolf, and elsewhere.
Peter Harris’s work has appeared in Atlantic Monthly, Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly, and elsewhere.
David Hernandez is a graphics specialist and author of two collections: Man Climbs out of Manhole (Pearl Editions, 2000) and Donating the Heart (Pudding House Publications, 2001). His poems have appeared in Poet Lore, Passages North, Quarterly West, Crab Orchard Review, Southern Poetry Review, Many Mountains Moving, and elsewhere.
Bob Hicok’s current book Animal Soul (Invisible Cities P, 2001) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His other books are Plus Shipping (BOA Editions 1998) and The Legends of Light (U Wisconsin P, 1995), winner of the Felix Pollak Prize and Notable Book of the Year. His work has appeared in Best American Poetry 1997 & 1999, Pushcart Prize XXIV & XXV, The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, Poetry, and elsewhere.
Roy Jacobstein received the Randall Jarrell Prize for his chapbook Blue Numbers, Red Life, has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and was a finalist for the Academy of American Poets’ Walt Whitman Award. His book Ripe has been awarded the 2000 Felix Pollak Prize from the University of Wisconsin Press and will appear in October 2002.
Kathleen Jesme has received a Loft Mentor Award. Her work has appeared in Great River Review, Pike Creek Review, Crania, Loonfeather, and Mankato Poetry Review.
Sarah Kennedy is author of From the Midland Plain (Tryon, 1999). Her poetry has appeared in Nebraska Review, Sundog, Carolina Quarterly, Flyway, and Phoebe.
Joel Long’s poems have appeared in Mid-American Review, Willow Springs, Sonora Review, the anthologies American Poetry: The Next Generation and Essential Love, and elsewhere.
Lydia Melvin’s poems have appeared in Coal City Review, Sundog, and Midwest Quarterly.
Jennifer Militello has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has received a Writers @ Work Fellowship. Her poetry has been published in The Paris Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Quarterly West, and elsewhere.
David Moolten is a physician employed by American Red Cross. His first book Plums & Ashes (Northeastern UP, 1994) won the Samuel French Morse Prize. His work has appeared recently or is forthcoming in The Georgia Review, The Southern Review, and Sewanee Review.
Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s chapbook Fishbone won the Snail’s Pace Prize. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Southern Review, Poetry Northwest, North American Review, Quarterly West, Mid-American Review, and elsewhere.
Alison Pelegrin is author of the chapbook Dancing with the One-Armed Man (1999). Poems appear or are forthcoming in DoubleTake, Shenandoah, and Brilliant Corners. She is former director of the Arkansas Writers in the Schools Program.
Simon Perchik’s most recent books are Hands Collected (Pavement Saw P, 2000) and Touching the Headstone (Stride Publications, 2000). His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Colorado Review, The Nation, North American Review, Poetry, and many other journals.
Bethany Reid’s poems have appeared in Calyx, A Room of One’s Own, Sing, Heavenly Muse, and elsewhere. An article on poet Anne Bradstreet appeared in The New England Quarterly.
Natasha Sajé’s first book of poems Red Under the Skin (U Pittsburgh P, 1994) was chosen from over 900 manuscripts to win the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize, and was later awarded the Towson State Prize in Literature. Her honors include the Bannister Writer-in-Residence at Sweet Briar College, the Robert Winner Award from the Poetry Society of America, and grants from Maryland, Utah, and Baltimore City. Her poems, reviews, and essay appear in many journals, including The Kenyon Review, Denver Quarterly, The Henry James Review, New Republic, Poetry, Ploughshares, and Shenandoah.
Dennis Saleh’s This is Not Surrealism won the First Chapbook Competition from Willamette Riverbooks. His poetry, prose, and artwork appear in such magazines as ArtLife, Happy, Pearl, Psychological Perspectives, and Social Anarchism.
Philip Terman is author of the chapbook What Survives and, most recently, the poetry collection The House of Sages (Mammoth Books, 1999). His poems have appeared in Poetry, The New England Review, and elsewhere.
Rachel Zucker’s poems have appeared in Best American Poetry 2001, American Poetry Review, Colorado Review, Epoch, Fence, and Iowa Review. In 2000 she won the Salt Hill Poetry Prize, and in 2001, the Barrow Street Poetry Prize. She is founder and editor of Boomerang!.
Stephen C. Behrendt is the George Holmes Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and author of the poetry collection A Step in the Dark (Mid-List P, 1996) and other books.
Erin Flanagan is managing editor of Prairie Schooner. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Colorado Review, Baltimore Review, South Carolina Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Best New American Voices 2001, and elsewhere.
Greg Kuzma is author of many books, including Wind Rain and Stars and the Grass Growing (Orchises P, 1993), Good News (Carnegie Mellon UP, 1994), and What Poetry is All About (Blue Scarab P, 1998). He teaches at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Teri Grimm’s work has appeared in The Journal, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, The Nebraska Review, and Kalliope. She is an instructor at the Writer’s Workshop at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and senior editor at Zoo Press.
David Mason is author of The Poetry of Life (Story Line P, 2000), The Country I Remember (Story Line P, 1996), and The Buried Houses (Story Line P, 1991). He co-edited with the late John Frederick Nims Western Wind: An Introduction to Poetry (McGraw-Hill, 2000).
Teresa S. Mathes’s stories have appeared in The Georgia Review and The Sun among other journals, and have received special mention in the Pushcart anthology and the National Magazine Award in Fiction. She is an advising editor to the poetry journal Rhino.
Miriam Sagan’s books include Unbroken Line: Writing in the Lineage of Poetry (Sherman Asher, 2001) and Widow’s Coat (Ahsahta P).