Coordinating Editor for This Issue
FRANK BIDART'S first book is
Golden State (Braziller, 1973); the second,
The Book of the Body, will appear next year.
ELIZABETH BISHOP now lives in Boston and teaches at Harvard. She is preparing a book of new poems, also a collection of prose.
TODD BOLI is a graduate student in Italian at Columbia.
JOHN MALCOLM BRINNIN'S latest books are
Skin Diving in the Virgins and
The Sway of the Grand Saloon: A Social History of the North Atlantic.
REUBEN BROWER, who wrote many books, died in 1975. In an interview, Robert Frost said, "I remember Brower one day in somebody else's class when he was a student at Amherst - Reuben Brower, afterwards the Master of Adams House at Harvard. I remember I said, `Anyone want to read that poem to me?' It was `In going to my naked bed as one that would have slept,' Edwards's old poem. He read it so well I said, `I give you A for life."'
NICHOLAS CHRISTOPHER lives in New York. He has just completed a first novel,
Solos, and is the feature poet in
J. V. CUNNINGHAM'S
Collected Poems and Epigrams (1971) is published by Alan Swallow.
CARLOS DRUMMOND DE ANDRADE is the most distinguished living Brazilian poet.
DAVID FERRY is working on the manuscript of a book of poems, and another book on Wordsworth.
JONATHAN GALASSI is an editor at Houghton Mifflin. He appears in
Ten American Poets (Carcanet, 1973).
DONALD GERTMENIAN teaches at Boston College, and is writing a book on Ben Jonson.
RALPH HAMILTON'S paintings have recently been exhibited at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. His next one man show will be at the Clovelly Lane Gallery, New York, April, 1976.
RICHARD HOWARD won the Pulitzer Prize in 1970 for
Untitled Subjects. He is giving a seminar on Auden at Johns Hopkins this fall.
DAVID KALSTONE has published
Sidney's Poetry (Harvard University Press, 1965), and is writing a book on contemporary American poetry.
PETER KAPLAN is the
enfant terrible of Cambridge, Mass. He has started the Pourboire Press.
RUDY KIKEL, who teaches at Suffolk University, recently received his Ph.D. from Harvard. He has been in the
American Review, and many little magazines.
NANCY ISAAC KURILOFF has appeared in the
Atlantic Monthly and
Chicago Review. She is working on a Ph.D. in education at the University of California, Berkeley.
F. R. LEAVIS'S latest book is
The Living Principle.
MARGO LOCKWOOD recently opened The Horse in the Attic Bookshop. She also teaches Irish literature.
Selected Poems will appear this fall. He now spends the spring of each year at Harvard.
CONSTANCE ST. JOHN MARCHIEL is a poet from New York, living in Boston.
ALICE MATTISON'S work has appeared in the
American Review and
Columbia Forum, among others.
JAMES MCMICHAEL'S first book of poems is
Against the Falling Evil (Swallow, 1971). His next book will be published by David Godine in 1976.
JAMES MERRILL is teaching this fall at Yale.
Divine Comedies will appear next year.
Selected Poems is published by New Directions.
WILLIAM NESTRICK teaches literature and film at the University of California, Berkeley. He is writing a book on Herbert.
OCTAVIO PAZ now spends half of each year at Harvard. His latest book is
Configurations (New Directions).
JOHN PECK'S first book is
Shagbark (Bobbs-Merrill, 1973). In 1975 he received an award from the American Academy and National Institute of Arts and Letters.
JOYCE PESEROFF is a Junior Fellow at the University of Michigan.
Sadness And Happiness won a competition sponsored by the Princeton University Press, and will appear in December. Princeton will also publish
Contemporary Poetry And Its Traditions early next year.
LLOYD SCHWARTZ'S work has been anthologized in
Eating the Menu (Kendall/Hunt, 1974). He is writing a book on Elizabeth Bishop.
BARRY SPACKS'S latest book is
Teaching the Penguins to Fly (Godine).
RICARDO DA SILVERIA LOBO STERNBERG will be a Junior Fellow at Harvard for the next three years. He was born in Brazil.
MARK STRAND won the Edgar Allan Poe Award in 1974. He has a Guggenheim this year.
ELEANOR ROSS TAYLOR'S first book was
Wilderness of Ladies (McDowell, Obolensky, 1960); the second is
Welcome, Eumenides (Braziller, 1972).
PETER TAYLOR has recently been writing what he calls "story-poems." His
Collected Stories is published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and
Presences by Houghton Mifflin.
HELE VENDLER'S latest book is
The Poetry of George Herbert. This fall she is at Washington University.
ALAN WILLIAMSON'S first book is
Pity the Monsters: The Political Vision of Robert Lowell. He is completing a manuscript of poems.