Issue 21 |
Summer 1980

Contributors' Notes

by Staff



DeWitt Henry

Peter O'Malley

Coordinating Editor for This Issue

Gail Mazur


JUDITH BAUMEL has poems published or forthcoming in
The New Republic, Mademoiselle, The Nation, and
The Paris Review. She teaches English at Boston University.

MARIANNE BORUCH is living and teaching in Taiwan. She has poems forthcoming in
The Iowa Review and
The Mississippi Review.

FRANK BIDART is author of two books of poems,
Golden State and
The Book of the Body. He teaches in the English Department of Wellesley College.

MICHAEL COLLIER, a native of Arizona, has spent the past year in Provincetown. He has had work published in
Agenda, Ironwood, and
Poetry, and was a winner of the Borestone Mountain Poetry Prize.

STEVEN CRAMER has published poems in
The Antioch Review, Poetry, The Ohio Review, and
The Nation. He is the feature poet of
Agni 13. He works at David R. Godine, Publishers.

HELENE DAVIS'S first book of poems,
Nightblind, was published by Pourboire Press. She has taught in the Massachusetts Poets-in-the-schools program.

STUART DISCHELL teaches English and writing at Boston University. A group of his poems were featured in
The Agni Review. Others have appeared in
Antioch Review, Crazy Horse, and
New England Review.

Elsa's Housebook, published by David R. Godine, was ELSA DORFMAN'S first book, a photo-essay. Her work can be seen in New York at the Witkin Gallery.

KINERETH GENSLER teaches at the Bunting Institute, Radcliffe. Her poems were published in the book
Threesome Poems (Alice James Books). She is co-author of
The Poetry Connection (Teachers & Writers, NY).

CELIAN GILBERT, whose first book of poems was
Queen of Darkness, has poems forthcoming in
The Georgia Review, The Paris Review, Poetry, and
The Hudson Review. She also writes fiction.

MARK HALLIDAY, whose poems have appeared in
The New Republic and
Ploughshares, is a graduate student at Brandeis.

PHYLLIS JANOWITZ is on the faculty of Cornell University. Her book,
Rites of Strangers (U. of Virginia) won the A WP prize, judged by Elizabeth Bishop, and was published in 1979. She was a Hodder Fellow at Princeton in '79-'80.

CLEMENS KALISHER lives in Stockbridge and can be found working almost anywhere. He is also owner of the Image Gallery in Stockbridge.

JANE KENYON lives in New Hampshire. She is currently working on translations of Akhmatova poems. Her book,
From Room to Room, was published by Alice James Books.

MARGO LOCKWOOD, owner of the Horse-in-the-Attic Bookshop in Brookline, Mass., has published two books of poems,
Temper (Alice James Books), and
Bare Elegy (Janus Press). She will be living in Dublin in 1980-81.

GINNY MACKENZIE lives in New York and has had poems in
Poetry Now, The Little Magazine, Pequod, and the
Mississippi Review.

ALICE MATTISON lives in New Haven.
Animals (Alice James Books) was published in 1980.

GAIL MAZUR is director of the Blacksmith Poetry Readings which she founded in 1973. Her first book,
Nightfire, was published by David Godine. In 1979-80 she was poet-in-residence at Emerson College.

MICHAEL MAZUR'S work can be seen at Robert Miller Gallery in New York and Harcus-Krakow in Boston.

Openers, was published in 1979. She is co-author, with Kinereth Gensler, of
The Poetry Connection (Teachers & Writers).

The Loneliness Factor (Texas Tech) was a winner of the AWP competition judged by Elizabeth Bishop. She has been poet-in-residence at Clark University.

STEVE ORLEN teaches in the MFA program at University of Arizona, Tucson. . He is author of
Permission to Speak (Wesleyan) and a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Award. He is on the staff of the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference.

LINDA PASTAN'S most recent book of poems is
Five Stages of Grief. She lives in Potomac, Md., and is on the staff at Bread Loaf.

JOYCE PESEROFF co-edits Green House. Her first book,
The Hardness Scale, was published with Alice James Books. She has been teaching at Brandeis University.

MARGE PIERCY lives in Wellfleet, Mass. Her novel,
Vida, was published this spring. She is the author of several volumes of poetry, the newest,
The Moon is Always Female (Knopf).

STANLEY PLUMLY, whose most recent book of poems is
Out-of-the-Body-Travel (Ecco), teaches in the graduate writing program at the University of Houston.

ROBERT PINSKY, author of
The Situation of Poetry, and two books of poetry,
Sadness and Happiness and
An Explanation of America (Princeton) will be teaching at the University of California at Berkeley.

BOYER RICKEL received his MFA from University of Arizona, Tucson. He has published poems in
Field, Iowa Review, Mississippi Review, and

MICHAEL RYAN, who teaches at Princeton University, is author of
Threats Instead of Trees, published in the Yale Younger Poet Series. His next book,
In Winter, will be published in the National Poetry Series.

IRA SADOFF is on the faculty of Colby College. A writer of fiction as well as poetry, his second book of poems,
Palm Reading in Winter, was published by Houghton Mifflin. He will teach this summer at the Aspen Writers Conference.

GJERTRUD SCHNACKENBERG has had poems in the
Kenyon Review, Poetry, Pushcart Prize IV, and the
Borestone Mountain Best Poems 1974. David Godine will publish her first book in the chapbook series.

LLOYD SCHWARTZ'S first book of poems,
These People will be published by Wesleyan University Press in 1981. He is classical music editor of the
Boston Phoenix, and was coordinating editor of
Ploughshares 5/2.

JANE SHORE lives in Manhattan and teaches at Sarah Lawrence and at the 92nd Street Y. Her first book,
Eye Level, won the Juniper Prize.

DAVID ST. JOHN teaches at Johns Hopkins. His second book,
The Shore, will be published by Houghton Mifflin in the fall.

ALICE SCUDDER grew up in Egypt and England and earned a purple belt in karate. This is her first publication.

ELIZABETH SPIRES lives in Baltimore. She has poems forthcoming in
Poetry, The New Yorker, and
Partisan Review, and her interview with Elizabeth Bishop is scheduled for publication in
The Paris Review.

SUE STANDING has been a Fellow in Poetry at the Bunting Institute, Radcliffe, and teaches at Wheaton College. She has published poems in
The Ohio Review, Prairie Schooner, and
The American Scholar.

JAMES TATE'S most recent book of poems is
Riven Doggeries (Ecco). He teaches in the MFA writing program at University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

DAVID WAGONER is Editor of
Poetry Northwest. His new book is
In Broken Country (Atlantic-Little, Brown).

RICHARD WILBUR has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the Bollingen Prize. His most recent book of poems is
The Mind Reader, and of prose,
Responses, a collection of essays.

ALAN WILLIAMSON has published poems widely, in
The New Yorker, Partisan Review, Poetry, The Paris Review, among others. He is also author of
Pity the Monster, a critical study of the work of Robert Lowell.

ANNE WINTERS has published poems in
The Kenyon Review, Poetry, and
The New Republic. She is translator of a collection of poems by Robert Marteau,
Salamander (Princeton).

DAVID WOJAHN lives in Tucson, Arizona, where he teaches in the Writers-in-the-Schools program. His poems have appeared in
The Iowa Review, Columbia, Salmagundi, and elsewhere.

DANIEL WOLFF lives in Mamaroneck, NY. Webster's defines "universal joint": "any of various joints or couplings permitting swivelling or turning at any angle within defined limits, as in the ball-and-socket joint." The poem is for R. Taplin.