Contributor Notes and Cover Credit: Winter 2000
Winter Landscape by Erich Heckel. © 1914. Woodcut; courtesy Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska Lincoln, F. M. Hall Collection.
Chauna Craig's fiction has appeared in Ascent, Quarterly West, Clackamas Literary Review, and has received a Pushcart Prize nomination.
Gina Ochsner's recent work appears or is forthcoming in Gulf Coast Review, Cream City Review, and Crab Orchard Review.
Patricia O'Donnell's stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Agni, The North American Review, Short Story, and others. "Scales" is part of a collection of linked stories.
Natalia Rachel Singer's work has been published in The Iowa Review, Another Chicago Magazine, Redbook, Harper's, Ms., Creative Nonfiction, and many others.
Margaret Baker, a Rotary Scholar, spent a year in Chili working on Mistral's first major collection, Desolación.
Alicia Beale lives and works in Lake Oswego, Oregon.
Pam Bernard's poetry collection, My Own Hundred Doors (Bright Hill P, 1996), won the Bright Hill Press poetry competition. She has received an NEA grant in poetry and a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Poetry.
J. V. Brummels's books include Clay Hills (Nosila P, 1996), Sunday's Child (Basfal, 1994), Deus Ex Machina (Spectra/Bantam, 1989), and 614 Pearl (Abattoir Editions, 1986).
Ioanna Carlsen's poems have appeared in Poetry, The Hudson Review, Nimrod, Poetry East, Chelsea, The Quarterly, Apalachee Quarterly, Café Solo, The Marlboro Review, and others.
Michael Casey's collection The Million Dollar Hole is coming out in January 2001 from Orchises Press; the poems printed here are a part of the collection. His previous collection, Millrat, was published by Adastra Press (1999).
Scott Chisholm is the author of two collections: Desperate Affections (Stage Street P),poetry, and Following the Wrong God Home (Utah P, 2000), nonfiction. His work recently appeared in Creative Nonfiction, Western Humanities Review, and Edging West.
Katherine Coles's work includes a poetry collection, A History of the Garden (U Nevada P, 1997), and a novel, The Measurable World (U Nevada P, 1995), and has appeared in Poetry, The Paris Review, and Antioch Review, among other journals.
Robert Dana's most recent books of poetry are Summer (Anhinga P, 2000) and Hello, Stranger (Anhinga P, 2000). He also edited A Community of Writers: Paul Engle and The Iowa Writer's Workshop (U Iowa P, 1999). Dana has served as Distinguished Visiting Writer at universities in the U.S. and abroad; after 40 years of teaching at Cornell College he retired in 1994 as Professor of English and Poet-in-Residence. His work was awarded National Endowment fellowships in 1985 and 1993, the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Poetry Award in 1989 and a Pushcart Prize in 1996.
Lynn Domina's first book, Corporal Works (Four Way Books, 1995), won the Intro Series Prize. Her recent work has appeared in Southern Poetry Review, Carolina Quarterly, Crazyhorse, and Marlboro Review, among others.
Marnie Ellis's work has appeared in Sonora Review.
Robert Gibb's most recent collection, The Origins of Evening (Norton), was winner of the 1997 National Poetry Series. He is a 1999 recipient of an NEA literary fellowship.
Judith Hall is poetry editor of The Antioch Review, and author of To Put the Mouth To (William Morrow, 1992) and Anatomy, Errata (Ohio St UP, 1998). Poems from her recent manuscript have appeared or are forthcoming in The Paris Review, The Partisan Review, and The Yale Review.
Jane Hirshfield's books include The Lives of the Heart (HarperCollins, 1997) and Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry (Harper Collins, 1997). She has received the Poetry Center Book Award, the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award, and fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations. Poems in this issue are part of a forthcoming collection, Given Sugar, Given Salt, to be published by Harper Collins in February 2001.
Sandra Kohler has recent poems in The Southern Review, Northeast Corridor, and The Women's Review of Books. Her collection, The Country of Women, was published by Calyx Books in 1995.
Charles Levendosky's books include Circle of Light (High Plains P, 1995), Hands and Other Poems (Point Riders P, 1986), Aspects of the Vertical (Point Riders P, 1978), and Perimeters (Wesleyan UP, 1970). He writes a weekly column for the Casper Star Tribune in Wyoming that has appeared on the New York Times wire since 1995.
Jennifer Lighty has published poems in Defined Providence and The Chaminade Literary Review.
Glenna Luschei is an avocado rancher in California and founding editor and publisher of Solo: A Journal of Poetry. Her work has appeared in Pembroke Magazine, Art/Life, and Parnassus.
Khaled Mattawa is the author of a book of poems, Ismailia Eclipse (Sheep Meadow P, 1995), and the translator of two books of Arabic poetry: Hatif Janabi's Questions and Their Retinue (U Arkansas P, 1996) and Fadhil Al-Azzawi's In Every Well a Joseph is Weeping (Quarterly Review of Literature, 1997), and the receipient of a recent Guggenheim fellowship. Mattawa's poems and essays have appeared in Poetry, The Kenyon Review, Antioch Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, and Best American Poetry 1997.
Duane Niatum's sixth volume of poetry, The Crooked Beak of Love, was published this year (U of New Mexico P). His short stories and essays have appeared in several magazines and anthologies in America and Europe.
Linda Pastan's tenth book, Carnival Evening: New and Selected Poems 1968-1998 (Norton, 1999) was a finalist for the 1998 National Book Award.
Joel B Peckham, Jr.'s first collection, Nightwalking, is forthcoming from Pecan Grove Press in 2001. His work has appeared in Black Warrior Review, Malahat Review, Passages North, Nimrod, Sycamore Review, The Southern Review, and Yankee Anthology: The Poetry of New England.
Len Roberts's two most recent books are The Trouble-Making Finch (U Illinois P, 1998) and Counting the Black Angels (U Illinois P, 1994). Recent publications include The Ohio Review, The Georgia Review, and The American Poetry Review.
Barbara Schmitz has published many chapbooks along with over one hundred poems in literary magazines including River Styx, Kansas Quarterly, Poetry Motel, and The Nebraska Review.
Elaine Sexton's poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in The American Poetry Review, Mars Hill Review, and You Are Here: The Journal of Creative Geography.
Megan Sexton is managing editor of Five Points. Her work has been published in Calyx, The Southern Review, Poetry, and Claiming the Spirit Within (Beacon P, 1996), among others.
Peggy Shumaker is professor emerita at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She is the author of two books: Wings Moist from the Other World (U of Pittsburgh Pr, 1993) and The Circle of Totems (U of Pittsburgh Pr, 1988). The recipient of an NEA Fellowship, she was poet-in-residence at the Stadler Center for Poetry at Bucknell University in 1999.
Lisa M. Steinman is the author of three volumes of poetry, most recently A Book of Other Days (Arrowood Books), and two books about poetry, Made in America (Yale UP, 1987) and Masters of Repetition (St. Martin's P, 1998). Her poems have been published or are forthcoming in The Women's Review of Books, Quarterly West, New Virginia Quarterly, Poetry East, and others.
Virgil Suarez was born in Havana, Cuba. He is the author of four published novels: Latin Jazz, The Cutter, Havana Thursdays, and Going Under, and of a collection of short stories titled Welcome to the Oasis. With his wife Delia Poey he has co-edited two best-selling anthologies: Iguana Dreams: New Latino Fiction and Little Havana Blues: A Contemporary Cuban-American Literature Anthology. Most recently he has published an anthology of Latino poetry titled Paper Dance, co-edited with Victor Hernandez Cruz and Leroy V. Quintana, and his own collection of poetry and memoir titled Spared Angola: Memories from a Cuban-American Childhood. You Come Singing, a new collection of poems, is out from Tia Chucha Press/Northwestern University, as well as the limited edition book of poems titled Garabato Poems. Next year, Palm Crows, his fifth collection, will be out from the University of Arizona Press "Camino del Sol" Series.
Philip Tobin's poetry has appeared in The Seattle Review, Poet Lore, Midwest Quarterly, and others. He is one of the founding editors of The Poem and The World, an international poetry anthology.
Edwina Trentham was born in Bermuda. Her work has appeared in The Massachusetts Review, The Poetry Miscellany, The American Voice, New Virginia Review, and Pivot.
Jon Tribble is managing editor of Crab Orchard Review. His poems are published or forthcoming in Brilliant Corners, Crazyhorse, Ploughshares, and Poetry.
William Trowbridge is the author of O Paradise (U Arkansas P, 1995), Enter Dark Stranger (U Arkansas P, 1989), and The Book of Kong (Iowa St UP, 1986). He is co-editor of Green Tower Press and The Laurel Review.
An Irish poet, Richard Tyrrell has been highly published on his side of the pond. He served as Chairman of the Poetry Society, Britain's national poets' and poetry organization, and currently does feature writing and literary criticism for many newspapers, including Sunday Times, Guardian, Independent, and Times Literary Supplement. His book, Gregor Samsa in Ireland, will be published in late 2000 or early 2001.
Luisa Villani's work has appeared in New England Review and Nimrod and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her chapbook, On the Eve of Everything, was published by WECS Press in 1998.
Rynn Williams has published in The Nation, The Greensboro Review, Spoon River Quarterly, Manoa, and The Beloit Poetry Journal, among others.
Robley Wilson has served as editor of North American Review for thirty years. His most recent poetry collection is Everything Paid For (UP of Florida, 1999).
Jo Ann Heydron's stories have appeared in The Nebraska Review, So to Speak, and Huckleberry Press. She is a regular contributor of book reviews to Sojourners: Faith, Politics, Culture, and is currently at work on a novel.
Charlotte Hogg is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she is working on an essayistic dissertation on women's literacies in rural Nebraska. Her publications include an essay in Clackamas Literary Review, a story in Sundog: The Southeast Review, and an article forthcoming in an anthology on multiple literacies.
James Kimbrell has received the Whiting Award, The Discovery/The Nation Award, and a Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship. His first volume of poetry, The Gatehouse Heaven (Sarabande Books, 1998), won the Katherine A. Morton Prize. He is currently teaching in the creative writing program at Florida State University.
Natasha Sajé is the author of Red Under the Skin (Pittsburgh 1994), a collection of poems. Her essays have appeared in Legacy, The Henry James Review, The American Voice, Poet Lore, and Essays in Literature.
Steven Sher is the author of seven books, including Traveler's Advisory (Trout Creek P), Trolley Lives (Wampeta P), and Man with a Thousand Eyes (Gull Books). An eighth book, Flying Through Glass, is forthcoming from Outloud Books. His poems have appeared in Witness, Confrontation, Kansas Quarterly, Poet Lore, Santa Barbara Review, Solo, Hubbub, and Mudfish, among others.
Deborah Woodard's first collection of poetry, The Orphan Conducts the Dovehouse Orchestra, was published by Bear Star Press in 1999. Her poems have appeared in The Threepenny Review, The Bellingham Review, and elsewhere.