Coordinating Editor for This Issue
Second Sight was published by Harper & Row in 1982. He is currently finishing his second collection and learning to speak Spanish.
Roberta Bienvenu lives in Boone County, Missouri.
Lynn Boulger is alive and well and living in San Francisco.
Lucie Brock-Broido has held fellowships from the NEA and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. In 1983, she was a winner of the Grolier Prize. Her poems have appeared in
The Antioch Review; Epoch,
Shenandoah and elsewhere.
Collected Poems are published by the National Poetry Foundation. He teaches in Harvard's Expository Writing Program and lives in Boston with his wife and two daughters.
Sarah Cotterill's poems have appeared in
APR, Carolina Quarterly,-Poetry
Northwest and elsewhere, and in
The Hive Burning, a chapbook from Sleeping Bird Press. She lives in Maryland.
Stuart Dischell was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey. His poems have recently appeared in
Seneca Review, The Antioch Review, and
Review. He teaches English at Boston University.
Stephen Dobyns has two books forthcoming from Viking:
Nights, a collection of poetry, and
Saratoga Snapper, fiction.
The Wounded Breakfast (Wesleyan) is Russell Edson's latest book.
Alice B. Fogel teaches writing at U.N.H. and has poems forthcoming in
New England Review and
Connecticut River Review.
Donald Hall's book
The Happy Man is just out from Random House. He lives on a farm in New Hampshire, the state which he serves as poet laureate.
Daniel Halpern is the author of six poetry collections, including
Among Others, Seasonal Rights and
Tango. He is editor of
Antaeus and The Ecco Press and also teaches in Columbia University's graduate writing program.
Fanny Howe's most recent book of poems is
Introduction to the World (The Figures). She has a new book forthcoming from Sun and Moon Books.
Richard Jackson edits
The Poetry Miscellany. He is the author of three books, most recently
Dismantling Time (University of Alabama), and has received Fulbright, NEA and NEH fellowships for his work.
Mary Karr has had poems in recent issues of
Seneca Review and essays in
APR. She teaches at Emerson College.
The Boat of Quiet Hours will come out this fall from Graywolf Press.
James Kirk lives in Linwood, New Jersey, where he teaches freshman English part-time at Stockton State College. In summer he works as a waiter and lifeguard. His poems have appeared in
Philip Levine is finishing a new book of poems,
A Walk with Tom Jefferson. His
Selected Poems is available from Atheneum.
Thomas Lux edited
Ploughshares 1/4 and 11/1. His new book,
Promised Land, is out from Houghton Mifflin. He teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and, this fall, at Columbia University.
Cleopatra Mathis's second book,
The Bottom Land, was published in 1983 by Sheep Meadow Press. She directs the creative writing program at Dartmouth College.
William Matthews is Writer-in-Residence at City College in New York. His most recent book of poems is
A Happy Childhood (Atlantic, Little Brown).
Mekeel McBride's latest book is
The Going Under of the Evening Land from Carnegie-Mellon.
We Must Make a Kingdom of It, Gregory Orr's fourth book of poems, is out from Wesleyan.
Linda Pastan's sixth book of poetry,
A Fraction of Darkness, was published by Norton last October. She is teaching this fall at American University.
John Pijewski received an NEA fellowship in 1985. His book of poems,
Dinner with Uncle Józef, is available from Wesleyan University Press. He teaches at Holy Cross College and lives in Maine.
Karen Propp is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Utah. Her poems have appeared in
The Agni Review.
Kenneth Rosen writes and teaches in Portland, Maine. His poems have recently appeared in
The Seneca Review, APR and the AWP bulletin.
Ira Sadoff has poems coming out in
The New Yorker, Yale Review, Chelsea and
Charles Simic's new book of poems,
Unending Blues, is due out this fall from Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. His
Selected Poems 1963-1983 (Braziller) was a Pulitzer finalist.
George Starbuck received the Lenore Marshall/Nation prize in 1983 for his selected poems,
The Argot Merchant Disaster. His next is
The Book of
Mark Strand lives in Salt Lake City with his wife and son.
James Tate's new book of poems,
Rockoner, will be published by Wesleyan this fall. He has recently completed a volume of short fiction.
Elizabeth Tornes lives in Salt Lake City where she attends the writing program at the University of Utah.
C. K. Williams's new book,
Flesh and Blood, will be out next year. He's spending this year in France.
Charles Wright's most recent books are
Orphic Songs, translations from the Italian of Dino Campana, and
The Other Side of the River. He is currently working on a group of verse journals, from which the piece printed here is excerpted.
Franz Wright was a 1985 NEA Fellow. He has poems in recent issues of
Paris Review, and in a pamphlet entitled
North in Winter from Gray House Press.
Al Young's new book of poems,
By Heart, is forthcoming this year from LSU Press, which also published his new and selected poems,
Blues Don't Change. He lives in California.
Anne Zuckerman lived for 14 years in Plainfield, Vermont, where she played flute and piccolo and sang with the Word of Mouth Chorus and the Nisht Geferlach Klezmer Band. She moved to Seattle last summer.