Issue 42 |
Spring 1987

Contributors' Notes

by Staff



DeWitt Henry

Peter O'Malley

Coordinating Editor for This Issue

Derek Walcott

Managing Editor

Jennifer Rose

Office Manager

Jessica Dineen

Thanks this issue to:

Carolyn Shute, Don Lee, Anne Friedman, Doina Iliescu, Ellen Hinsey and Bill Keeney.


Katy Aisenberg teaches at Tufts University and is working on her Ph.D. in English Literature from Johns Hopkins. She lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Randall Barfield is working on an M.A. in English at Georgia State University in Atlanta and has studied with Georgia poet David Bottoms.

Robert Bensen's recent collections of poetry are
Day Labor (Serpent & Eagle Press, 1985) and
The Scripture of Venus (Swamp Press, forthcoming). He teaches writing and literature at Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York.

Lucie Brock-Broido's first book is forthcoming from Knopf in the spring of 1988. She teaches at Tufts.

Joseph Brodsky's latest book,
Less Than One, received the 1986 National Book Critics' Circle Award in criticism.
Homage to Urania, new poems, will be out next fall.

Teresa Cader has published poems in
TriQuarterly, Prairie Schooner, Agni Review, Tendril and elsewhere. She received a Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities poetry fellowship in 1985.

Stuart Dischell's poems have appeared most recently in
Agni Review, The Boston Review, and
The Reaper. His criticism appears in the current issue of
Partisan Review.

Rita Dove won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in poetry for
Thomas and Beulah. She was Robert Penn Warren's choice for a 1986 Lavan Younger Poet Award of the Academy of American Poets.

Stephen Dunn's latest book is
Local Time (Morrow). He teaches at Stockton (New Jersey) State College and in Columbia University's M.F.A. program.

Carol Frost's poetry collection
Day of the Body was recently published by Ion Books in Memphis. A story of hers is part of the PEN Syndicated Fiction Project series The Sound of Writing airing on National Public Radio Playhouse.

Barry Goldensohn teaches at Skidmore College. His third book,
The Marrano, was published by the National Poetry Foundation.

Jorie Graham's new collection,
The End of Beauty, is available from Ecco Press. She teaches at the University of Iowa.

Michael S. Harper's latest book is
Healing Song for the Inner Ear (1985). He teaches at Brown University.

Seamus Heaney edited
Ploughshares Volume 6/1, a transatlantic issue, and Volume 10/1. His new book of poems,
The Haw Lantern, is due from Farrar, Straus & Giroux in September.

Garrett Kaoru Hongo is the author of
Yellow Light (Wesleyan, 1982) and
The River of Heaven, due out from Knopf in early 1988. On leave from the University of Missouri, he is living in Volcano, Hawaii, and working on a book of autobiographical prose.

Marie Howe is a 1987 Massachusetts Artists Foundation fellow. Her poems have appeared in
The Atlantic, APR, Poetry and elsewhere. She lives in Cambridge and teaches at Tufts and Dartmouth.

Andrew Hudgins won the Great Lakes College Association Award for his first book,
Saints and Strangers; his second,
After the Lost War, has just been accepted by Houghton Mifflin. He teaches at the University of Cincinnati.

Colette Inez's first book,
The Woman Who Loved Worms (1972), also won the Great Lakes College Association Award. Her fourth collection,
Family Life, is forthcoming from Story Line Press next year. She teaches comparative literature in Columbia's Writers' Program.

George Kalogeris is a recent graduate of Boston University's Creative Writing Program. He works as a behavioral consultant at a residential school in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Gary Keenan lives and works in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His poems, book, music and dance reviews, and articles on science and technology have appeared in newspapers and magazines.

Dan Masterson has published two volumes of poetry,
On Earth As It Is (University of Illinois, 1978) and
Those Who Trespass (University of Arkansas, 1985). He directs the poetry writing workshops at New York State's Rockland Community College and Manhattanville College.

Askold Melnyczuk has fiction, poetry and reviews out or forthcoming in
Partisan Review, Parnassus, Mss and elsewhere. He recently finished a novel titled
The First Stone.

Marion Miller's paintings have been widely exhibited in both solo and group shows throughout the Northeast. She has painted portraits of, among others, George Steiner, John Irving and Gjertrud Schnackenberg. She is studio chairperson at Mount Holyoke College.

Sue Owen's first book was
Nursery Rhymes for the Dead. Her poems have appeared in
Intro 10 and
The Best of Intro, and her manuscript,
The Book of Winter, was a finalist in the 1986 AWP Award Series in poetry.

Lawrence Pitkethly is co-founder and director of the New York Center for Visual History. He is executive producer of "Voices & Visions," a 13-part television series on American poetry, which will be broadcast on PBS in January 1988. He wrote and directed
Ezra Pound/American Odyssey, and directed films on Hart Crane, Sylvia Plath and T.S. Eliot.

Jennifer Rose is managing editor of
Ploughshares. Her poems have appeared in
Paris Review, The Nation, Agni Review and elsewhere.

Mary Ruefle is the author of
Memling's Veil and
Life Without Speaking, both available from the University of Alabama Press.

Miriam Sagan is the author of six chapbooks and the collection
Aegean Doorway from Zephyr Press. She lives in Santa Fe and is an artist-in-residence with the state of New Mexico.

Robert B. Shaw teaches at Mount Holyoke College. He is the author of a book of poems,
Comforting the Wilderness (Wesleyan, 1977), and of a critical study of Donne and Herbert,
The Call of God (Cowley, 1981).

Gerald Stern's next book of poems is
Lovesick, which will be published by Harper and Row this August. He teaches at the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Terese Svoboda's
Cleaned the Crocodile's Teeth (Greenfield Review Press) and
All Aberration (University of Georgia Press) both appeared in 1985. Her film
Komodo won Honorable Mention at the American Film Festival and "Laughing Africa," her poem in this issue, recently received the Lucille Medwick Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America.

James Tate's work was featured in
Ploughshares Volume 11/1. His latest book is

Derek Walcott recently published
Collected Poems and
Three Plays. The Arkansas Testament, new poems, will appear this summer.

Rosanna Warren teaches in the University Professors Program at Boston University. Her most recent book of poems is
Each Leaf Shines Separate (Norton, 1984).

Nancy White is a member of the Sarah Lawrence College M.F.A. program and a teacher at St. Ann's School in Brooklyn Heights. This is her first publication.