Issue 48 |
Spring 1989

Contributors' Notes

by Staff



DeWitt Henry

Peter O'Malley

Coordinating Editor for This Issue

Maura Stanton

Managing Editor / Associate Fiction Editor

Don Lee

Office Manager

David Daniel

Associate Poetry Editor

Jennifer Rose

Editorial Assistant

Elizabeth Detwiler


Barbara Levy and INPRINT

Thanks this issue to:

Our interns Sarah Baker and Christopher Wysocki, and our readers Rafael Campo, Laura Conklin, Anne Friedman, Doina Iliescu, Bill Keeney, and Tom Laughlin.


John Bensko won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award for
Green Soldiers. He's currently living in Narvarre Beach, Florida, on leave from his job at Rhodes College.

Sharon Bryan's second book of poetry,
Objects of Affection, was published by Wesleyan. She directs the Creative Writing Program at Memphis State University, and edits the
Memphis State Review.

Ralph Burns teaches at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He has new poems in
Poetry, The Atlantic, Field, and
The Ohio Review.

Richard Cecil's book of poetry,
Einstein's Brain, was published by the University of Utah Press. He is currently teaching at Rhodes College in Memphis.

Richard Chetwynd has a B.A. from Emerson College and is currently a student at the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Julie Fay divides her time between North Carolina and France. She has just completed a second manuscript of poetry,
The Woman Behind You. Her new work appears in
Seneca Review, Gettysburg Review, and
New Virginia Review.

Richard Garcia works in Marin County with the California Poets in the Schools Program. His poems have appeared recently in
Imagine and
Five Fingers Review.

John Gilgun's book of reincarnation fables,
Everything That Has Been Shall Be Again, was published by Bieler Press. His second book,
The Dooley Poems, is due out this year. He teaches at Missouri Western State College in St. Joseph.

Albert Goldbarth is Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Wichita State University. Coffee House Press will soon publish his collected essay-poems, one of which appeared in the
Pushcart Anthology and
The Best American Essays: 1988. His book of poems,
Popular Culture, has recently won the Ohio State University Press Poetry Award for 1989, and will be published by that press next year.

Vince Gotera won the Mary Roberts Rinehart Award for his manuscript-in-progress,
Madarika. He will begin teaching at Humboldt State University this fall.

James Harms's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in
Poetry, Ironwood, Missouri Review, Denver Quarterly, and
American Poetry Review.

Lynda Hull's first book of poetry,
Ghost Money, was published by the University of Massachusetts Press. Her new poems have appeared or are forthcoming in
Poetry, Gettysburg Review, Agni Review, and
Quarterly West. She teaches in Vermont College's M.F.A. Program.

David Jauss teaches at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. His poems have appeared recently in
Poetry Northwest, Mississippi Review, and
Southern Poetry Review. Along with Philip Dacey, he edited
Strong Measures, an anthology of contemporary American poetry published by Harper & Row.

Allison Joseph holds the Lilly Fellowship at Indiana University. She was born in London and grew up in the Bronx.

Sarah Kafatou has been Runner-Up for the Grolier Prize and a Semifinalist for the Nation/Discovery Prize. She is currently a degree candidate in the M.F.A. Program at Warren Wilson.

Hester Kaplan is a writer and editor living in Providence, Rhode Island. "Goodwill" is her first published story.

Yusef Komunyakaa's new book of poems about Vietnam,
Dien Cai Dau, has just been published by Wesleyan.

Robert Lacy's stories have appeared in the
Saturday Evening Post, Crazyhorse, and
The Best American Short Stories 1988. He was born and raised in East Texas but now lives in Minnesota.

Rick Madigan is a student in the M.F.A. Program at Indiana University, where he teaches creative writing and edits poetry for
Indiana Review.

Roger Mitchell's fourth book of poetry,
Adirondack, has just been published by BkMk Press.

Susan Mitchell is the Mary Blossom Lee Professor in Poetry at Florida Atlantic University, where she is setting up an M.F.A. Program. Wesleyan published her book of poetry,
The Water Inside the Water. One of her essays is included in
The Best American Essays: 1988.

Cornelia Nixon's stories have appeared in
Quarterly West and
Michigan Quarterly Review, and she was a finalist for the 1988 Nelson Algren Award for Short Fiction. She has been a Bunting fellow at Radcliffe and teaches at Indiana University.

Debra Nystrom's work has appeared in the
American Poetry Review, The Boston Review, and
The Threepenny Review. She teaches at the University of Virginia.

Kenneth Rosen chairs the English Department at the University of Southern Maine, directs the Stonecoast Writers' Conference, teaches in the M.F.A. Program at Warren Wilson College, and has poems appearing in the
Denver Quarterly and
The North American Review.

Vern Rutsala teaches at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. New poems have appeared or are forthcoming in the
American Poetry Review, American Scholar, The Quarterly, and
Indiana Review. He is putting together his
Selected Poems.

Michael Ryan's third book of poems,
God Hunger, will be published by Viking Penguin in August.

Jeannine Savard's first book of poetry,
Snow Water Cove, was published by the University of Utah Press.

Peggy Shumaker published her first book of poetry,
Esperanza's Hair, with Alabama and her second,
The Circle of Totems, with the University of Pittsburgh Press. She teaches at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

Sandy Solomon's poems have appeared recently in
Harvard Magazine, the
Times Literary Supplement, and
The Virginia Quarterly Review. She received an M.F.A. from Warren Wilson and lives in London.

David Spicer is editor of
Raccoon and Ion Books. He has published four chapbooks and one full-length collection of poems,
Everybody Has a Story, from St. Luke's Press.

Kathleen Spivack's most recent books are
The Beds We Lie In: New and Selected Poems from Scarecrow Press and
The Honeymoon, short stories from Graywolf Press. She directs the Advanced Writing Workshop in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Kevin Stein's critical study,
James Wright: The Poetry of a Grown Man, has just been published by Ohio University Press.
Poetry awarded him the Frederick Bock Prize in 1987. He teaches at Bradley University in Peoria.

Brian Swann wishes there were no such thing as contributors' notes. But since there are-B. S. lives (if that's the word for it) in N.Y.C. and teaches at the Cooper Union.

Robert Swann is Co-founder of the American Jazz Orchestra. Her work has appeared in
College English, Ploughshares, The North American Review, and many other magazines.

Jon Tribble has work forthcoming in
Poetry. He is a student in the M.F.A. Program at Indiana University, where he is the poetry editor for
Indiana Review.

Arthur Vogelsang's second book of poetry,
Twentieth Century Woman, was published by the University of Georgia Press.

Roger Weingarten directs the M.F.A. Program at Vermont College. His new book,
Infant Bonds of Joy, will be published by Godine in 1989.

Cooley Windsor received his M.F.A. from Indiana University. He has been a Stegner Fellow and currently lives in San Francisco.

David Wojahn's second book of poetry,
Glassworks, appeared recently from the University of Pittsburgh Press.

Dean Young's first book of poetry,
Design for X, has just been published by Wesleyan. He currently teaches at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.