Coordinating Editor for This Issue
FRANK BIDART'S note on Ralph Hamilton first appeared as part of the Institute of Contemporary Art's show, "Boston Collects Boston." His most recent book is
The Book Of The Body (Farrar, Straus & Giroux).
ROBERT BLY'S new book of poems is
The Man In The Black Coat Turns (Dial Press). He is the subject of a recent double issue of
MARIANNE BORUCH has poems forthcoming in
New Letters and
Partisan Review, and has recently returned from teaching at Tunghai University in Taiwan.
JANE COOPER has taught at the University of Iowa and at Sarah Lawrence, and received an N.E.A. fellowship for 1982. Her most recent books are
Threads (Flamingo Press) and
Maps & Windows (Macmillan).
ANN DARR'S third book of poems,
Riding With The Fireworks, is reviewed in this issue. She teaches at The Writers' Center in Washington, D.C.
Greek Women Poets (Thelepheni Press) won the 1979 Islands and Continents Translation award. She currently holds an N.E.A. fellowship to translate diaries of Greek women held prisoner during World War II.
KATHLEEN FRASER just returned from six months in Italy on a Guggenheim fellowship. Her most recent books are
Each Next (Figures) and
New Shoes (Harper & Row).
JONATHAN GALASSI'S translations of Eugenio Montale's essays will appear as
The Second Life of Art with Ecco Press this fall. He is a senior editor at Random House and poetry editor of
KINERITH GENSLER new book is
Without Roof (Alice James). She teaches at the Bunting Institute at Radcliffe.
ELTON GLASER teaches at the University of Akron. His chapbook
Peripheral Vision is available from Bits Press.
Among DONALD HALL'S most recent books are
Kicking the Leaves (Harper & Row) and
The Oxford Book of American Literary Anecdotes. He is the coordinating editor for
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MARK HALLIDAY is a graduate student at Brandeis whose poems have appeared in
The New Republic. His
Against Our Vanishing: Winter Conversations with Allen Grossman is just out from Rowan Tree Press.
RALPH HAMILTON'S work has appeared in
Parnassus, and on covers of books by Frank Bidart, Joyce Peseroff, John Pijewski, Robert Pinsky, and Lloyd Schwartz. This year he is exhibiting at the Thomas Segal Gallery in Boston and completing his portrait series
BEATRICE HAWLEY'S two books of poetry are
Making The House Fall Down (Alice James) and
Nothing Is Lost (Apple-Wood). She is a graduate student and teaches at Brandeis.
JOHN HILDEBIDLE'S first book,
The Old Chore (Alice James) is reviewed in this issue.
RICHARD HOWARD'S new translation of Baudelaire's
Les Fleurs Du Mal has just been published by David Godine.
CYNTHIA HUNTINGTON has been a resident at Yaddo and at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. She won the Emily Clark Balch Award from
Virginia Quarterly Review in 1980.
From Rook to Room (Alice James) is reviewed in this issue. She received an N.E.A. fellowship for 1982 and is working on translations of the poems of Anna Akhmatova for the Eighties Press.
This is DAVID KRIDLER'S first appearance in a national magazine. He is a stoneworker from Ohio, and received his M.F.A. from Goddard.
MAXINE KUMIN'S collected and selected poems will be out with Viking shortly. Her short stories,
Why Can't We Live Together Like Civilized Human Beings? will also be out from Viking this spring.
MARTY LAMMON'S recent poems are in
Spoon River Quarterly, The Wittenberg Review, and
New Letters. He is working on a critical study of Donald Hall.
MARGO LOCKWOOD, a frequent
Ploughshares contributor, wrote these letters to family and friends while living in Ireland last year. Among her recent books is
Temper (Alice James).
Animals (Alice James) is reviewed in this issue. She lives in New Haven.
GAIL MAZUR is the author of
Nightfire (Godine). She has poems recent or forthcoming in
Pequod, The New Republic, and
The Need To Hold Still (Louisiana State U.) won last year's American Book Award for poetry. Her translation of
The Selected Later Poems of Marie Luise Kashnitz is available from Princeton.
EUGENIO MONTALE, who won the Nobel Prize in 1975, died last year. His
Selected Poems is available from New Directions.
HOWARD NORMAN'S book of translations
Where The Chill Came From will be out from North Point Press. These narratives are from a collection called
Incident At Quill.
Openers is available from Alice James Books. She teaches at the Bunting Institute at Radcliffe.
ADRIAN OKTENBERG'S poetry and reviews have appeared in
New Letters and
The Devil's Millhopper. She is a lawyer practicing in New Jersey.
Satan Says (U. Pitt.) received the San Francisco Poetry Center award for 1981. She holds a Guggenheim fellowship this year.
The Hardness Scale was published by Alice James Books in 1977. She is editing a book of essays on Robert Bly for University of Michigan Press.
Selected Poems is available from Scarecrow Press. She reviews frequently for
American Book Review.
This is JENNIFER ROSE'S first national publication. She was a 1982 P.E.N. New England "Discovery," and has poems recent or forthcoming in
SHEROD SANTOS' first book of poems will be published by Doubleday as part of the 1982 National Poetry Series.
These People (Wesleyan) is reviewed in this issue. He is editing
Elizabeth Bishop And Her Art for University of Michigan Press.
Retaining Wall (L'Epervier Press) was a 1979 Elliston Book Award finalist. He lives and teaches in NYC.
This is ELIZABETH SOCOLOW second appearance in
Ploughshares. She has poems in the U.S. 1 Poets'
Berkeley Poets' Cooperative Magazine.
RICARDO STERNBERG has also been with us before. He is currently teaching in Canada, and translating the work of Brazilian poet Murilo Mendes.
RUTH STONE spent last summer teaching at U.C. Davis. Among her recent books are
Cheap (Harcourt, Brace).
STEPHEN TAPSCOTT has recent poems in
APR, Antaeus, and
Paris Review. Wesleyan published his first book,
Mesapotamia, in 1975.
This is the penultimate section of RICHARD TILLINGHAST'S "Sewanee In Ruins," serialized in
Ploughshares. His second book of poems,
The Knife, was published by Wesleyan last year.
CORNELIA VEENENDAAL two books are
The Trans-Siberian Railway and
Green Shaded Lamps, (Alice James). She is a co-founder of both Alice James Books and Rowan Tree Press. The line in italics in her poem is quoted from Issac Rosenberg.
ALAN WILLIAMSON'S first book of poems will be published by Knopf next January. He was the coordinating editor for