Issue 66 |
Spring 1995

Contributors' Notes

by Staff


Guest Editor

Gary Soto

Executive Director

DeWitt Henry


Don Lee

Poetry Editor

David Daniel

Associate Editor

Jessica Dineen

Editorial Assistant<</strong>

Jodee Stanley

Founding Publisher

Peter O'Malley

Editorial Interns: Michelle Heller and Robin Troy.
Poetry Readers: Rebecca Lavine, Mary-Margaret Mulligan, Leslie Haynes, Tom Laughlin, Renee Rooks, Lisa Sewell, Karen Voelker, Tanja Brull, Brijit Brown, and Bethany Daniel. 
Fiction Readers: Billie Lydia Porter, Karen Wise, Joseph Connolly, Maryanne O'Hara, Michael Rainho, Kevin Supples, Barbara Lewis, David Watta, Kimberley Reynolds, David Rowell, Elizabeth Rourke, Will Morton, and Loretta Chen.


nin andrews is the author of
The Book of Orgasms. Her work has appeared in
The Paris Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Denver Quarterly, and many other reviews.

thomas beller was born and raised in New York City, where he now lives. His stories have appeared in
The New Yorker, The Southwest Review, Epoch, Mademoiselle, and
Best American Short Stories 1992. His collection of stories,
Seduction Theory, will be published by W.W. Norton in May 1995. He is one of the founding editors of the art/literary magazine
Open City.

ron block is the author of
Dismal River: A Narrative Poem (New Rivers). His poem "Strip Joint" is part of a longer narrative sequence entitled
Poems from the Twilight Drive-in.

michelle boisseau's
No Private Life was published by Vanderbilt University Press in 1990. Recent poems have appeared in
The Gettysburg Review, The Southern Review, Crazyhorse, Green Mountains Review, The Journal, and
Cream City Review. An NEA fellow in 1989, she is currently an associate professor of English at Morehead State University in Kentucky.

daniel bourne's first book of poetry,
The Household Gods, will appear this year from Cleveland State University. His work has been in
Field, The American Poetry Review, and elsewhere. He spent 1985-87 in Poland on a Fulbright to work with Polish writers, for whom his translations appear widely. He teaches at the College of Wooster, where he edits
Artful Dodge.

rebecca byrkit recently published her first book of poems,
Zealand,which was nominated for the Western States' Book Award by SUN/Gemini Press. Her first published poem appeared in
Ploughshares after her house burned down in 1987, and somewhat less flammable material has appeared since then in
New England Review, Exquisite Corpse, and
Best American Poetry 1994. She recently completed her second book,
BirdDog Real, and lives on the Greek island of Corfu.

marcus cafagña's poems have been published or are forthcoming in
Poetry, Agni, Seneca Review, The Iowa Review, The Kenyon Review, and
Harvard Review. His book manuscript,
The Broken World, was chosen as a semi-finalist in the 1995 Brittingham Prize in Poetry.

cathleen calbert has recently published poems in
The Paris Review and
Feminist Studies, and her work is forthcoming in
The Hudson Review, Poetry Northwest, and
TriQuarterly. She is an assistant professor at Rhode Island College.

thomas centolella recently received a Lannan Literary Award. His first book,
Terra Firma, was selected by Denise Levertov for the National Poetry Series. His next book,
Lights and Mysteries, is due from Copper Canyon Press this fall. He lives in San Francisco and teaches in the Bay Area.

nicole cooley is a recipient of a 1994 "Discovery"/
The Nation Award. She received her M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and her poems have appeared in
Poetry, Field, The Nation, Poetry Northwest, Willow Springs, and other magazines.

robin cooper-stone lives in Norfolk, Virginia, and is currently applying to graduate writing programs. Her poetry recently appeared in
Another Chicago Magazine.

susan dodd is the author of four books of fiction, most recently
Mamaw and
Hell-Bent and Their Cities. She currently teaches in the graduate writing program at Bennington College and has recently completed a new story collection,
O Careless Love. She lives in Ocracoke, North Carolina.

martín espada is the author of five poetry collections, most recently
City of Coughing and
Dead Radiators and the forthcoming
Imagine the Angels of Break, both from W.W. Norton. His awards include two NEA fellowships, the PEN/Revson Fellowship, and the Patterson Poetry Prize. Espada teaches in the English department at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

edward falco has published stories recently in
The Atlantic Monthly, The Southern Review, and
TriQuarterly. He is the author of a collection of stories,
Plato at Scratch Daniel's & Other Stories (Arkansas, 1990), and a novel,
Winter in Florida (Soho, 1990). He teaches fiction writing at Virginia Tech.

richard garcia is the author of
The Flying Garcias (Pittsburgh, 1993). He has earned fellowships and grants in poetry from the NEA and the California Arts Council, and he received the 1993 Cohen Award from
Ploughshares for best poem. He is currently the poet-in-residence at Children's Hospital, Los Angeles.

dagoberto gilb is the author of the novel
The Last Known Residence of Mickey Acuña (Grove). His collection of stories,
The Magic of Blood (Grove), was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and won the PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award.

elizabeth graver's short story collection,
Have You Seen Me? (Ecco, 1993), was awarded the 1991 Drue Heinz Literature Prize. Her stories have appeared in
Prize Stories 1994: The O. Henry Awards and
Best American Short Stories 1991, and in such journals as
Story, Antaeus, The Southern Review, and
The Southwest Review. She teaches English at Boston College and has recently completed a novel.

corrinne hales's most recent book of poems is
Underground (Ahsahta), and her poems have appeared recently or are forthcoming in
Prairie Schooner, The North American Review, The Massachusetts Review, Poetry East, Quarterly West, and elsewhere. She teaches creative writing at California State University, Fresno.

jana harris has published five books of poetry, including
Oh How Can I Keep On Singing?: Voices of Pioneer Women (Ontario), and one novel. She teaches creative writing at the University of Washington and lives on a farm in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, where she raises horses.

bob hicok is an automotive die designer. The 1995 recipient of the University of Wisconsin's Felix Pollak Prize for his collection
The Legend of Light, he has new poems due out in
Chelsea, Indiana Review, Poetry, Quarterly West, and
Southern Review.

peter marcus has published his work in
Poetry, New England Review, Agni, The North American Review, The Iowa Review, and
Ploughshares, and his poems are forthcoming in
Prairie Schooner and
The Quarterly. He recently completed his first manuscript of poems,
Dark Remedies. Presently, he is a post-doctoral fellow in psychology at Boston College.

deloss mcgraw's paintings have been exhibited and collected throughout the United States and Europe. He is a literary artist and has collaborated with numerous authors-most often with the poet W. D. Snodgrass. Recently, he illustrated his third children's book with author Edward Lear,
The New Vestments (Simon and Schuster). His work is currently available through the Mary Ryan Gallery in New York City. In 1997-99, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art will tour a major exhibition of McGraw's paintings, sculptures, and book art from coast to coast. McGraw lives in the Phoenix and San Diego areas. The cover painting is in the collection of Barton and Bea Thurber of San Diego.

jack myers's latest volume of poetry is
Blindsided (Godine, 1993), and he is the author of eleven other volumes of or about poetry. He has won awards from the NEA and the Texas Institute of Letters, among others, and teaches creative writing at Southern Methodist University and in the Vermont College M.F.A. Program.

leonard nathan's latest books are
Carrying On: New and Selected Poems and, with Arthur Quinn,
The Poet's Work: An Introduction to Czeslaw Milosz. He is now finishing a new volume of poems and a book on bird-watching. He is a professor emeritus of the University of California, Berkeley.

nona nimnicht, who lives in Oakland, California, has published poetry and reviews in a number of magazines, most recently in
Poetry Northwest, Quarterly West, and
The South Florida Poetry Review.

cornelia nixon's novel-in-stories,
Now You See It, was published by Little, Brown in 1991 and HarperCollins in 1992. A story of hers will appear as the first-prize winner in
Prize Stories 1995: The O. Henry Awards. She is also the author of a book on D. H. Lawrence.

suzanne paola has a book of poems,
Glass, out in the
Quarterly Review of Literature's Poetry Series, published in January 1995. She has poems appearing in
The Yale Review, The Partisan Review, and other journals.

v. penelope pelizzon grew up in Boston. She has an M.F.A. from the University of California, Irvine, and is now a Ph.D candidate at the University of Missouri, where she is writing a series of essays on May Swenson and a collection of poems.

josephine redlin grew up on a small farm in South Dakota. In 1994, she finished her M.A. in creative writing at Fresno State, where she was the recipient of the 1992 Ernesto Trejo Prize and a 1993 AWP Intro Award. Her poems have recently been published in
The Antioch Review, The Journal, New England Review, and
North Dakota Quarterly.

kenneth rosen has published several chapbooks with Ascensius Press of Portland, Maine, the latest of which is
Reptile Mind. His poems in this issue will appear in his forthcoming collection
No Snake, No Paradise.

dixie salazar currently teaches writing at California State University, Fresno, and the Corcoran State Prison. She has published in numerous magazines, and has a chapbook,
Hotel Fresno, and a novel,
Limbo, forthcoming this spring.

maureen seaton was a 1994 recipient of an NEA fellowship and an Illinois Arts Council grant. Her books are
The Sea Among the Cupboards (New Rivers, 1992) and
Fear of Subways (Eighth Mountain, 1991). She has recent poems in
The Kenyon Review (edited by Marilyn Hacker),
The Paris Review, New England Review, and elsewhere.

tim seibles is the author of three books of poetry,
Body Moves (Corona, 1988),
Hurdy-Gurdy (Cleveland State, 1992), and
Kerosene (Ampersand, 1995). An NEA fellow in 1990, he recently received the Open Voice Award from the National Writers Voice Project. See page 204 for a profile on Seibles.

reginald shepherd's first collection of poetry,
Some Are Drowning, which won the 1993 AWP Award in Poetry, is available from University of Pittsburgh Press. The poems in this issue are from his second collection, entitled
Angel, Interrupted, which will be published by Pittsburgh in the fall of 1996.

mark svenvold, recent recipient of a grant from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, has published his work in
The Atlantic Monthly, Under 35: The New Generation of American Poets, and
The Virginia Quarterly Review. He lives in New York City.

jon veinberg lives and works in Fresno, California. A 1993 recipient of an NEA fellowship, he is the author of
An Owl's Landscape (Vanderbilt University).