Issue 3 |
Winter 1972

Contributors' Notes

by Staff



Peter O'Malley

DeWitt Henry

Coordinating Editor

James Randall

Editorial Staff

David Gullette

Paul Hannigan

William Corbett

Katha Pollitt

Art Director

David Omar White


ALBERTINE is currently building his own dome in Griswold, Connecticut. He studied under Minor White, graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology, is working on his Masters at M.I.T. and exhibiting there in "An Octave of Prayer."

ALPHONSE ALLAIS (1854-1905) known to French contemporaries as the "Gag Killer," was one of the fathers of the dadaist movement, a journalist, and an exponent of humor so black it verged on the sadistic. His best known book (like most all his other work, yet to be Englished) is
The Adventures of Captain Cap. (See note on Laurence Senelick, his translator.)

RAY AMOROSI studied at U. Mass., Amherst, and is the author of
Panic's Tattoo.

LING CHUNG is an assistant professor of Comparative Literature at SUNY Albany. She has recently completed a Ph.D. dissertation on Kenneth Rexroth's translations from the Chinese; her M.A. thesis is on Gary Snyder's translations of Han Chan,
Cold Mountain Poems. Some of her poems are included in
The Women Poets of China.

GEOFFREY CLARK teaches at Roger Williams College. Co-editor of
Workshop (Cummings, 1971), his stories have appeared in several magazines, including
Ploughshares #2, and he is presently revising a contracted novel,
Clumsy Partners.

SAM CORNISH lives in Cambridge where he's edited magazines and books, and published books of poetry. He is also the author of
In This Corner (Fleming-McAllister, 1964) and
Generations (Beacon, 1971).

JEFFREY DAVIS (a Ploughshares First) formerly of Boston, is now working on a novel in California.

DOUGLAS DELANEY (a Ploughshares First) is co-editor of
The Emerson Review.

JEAN EDDY works at N.E. Mutual Funds and just passed the broker's exam. She's recently written a study of Diane Wakoski, to be published by Sam Cornish this winter.

MARTHA FRITZ is presently a Teaching Fellow at U. of Calif., Irvine, and has appeared in
Poetry and other magazines.

WILLIAM J. GALLAGHER lives in Lawrence, Kansas.

JOHN BART GERALD teaches at Harvard, is the author of two novels,
A Thousand Thousand Mornings (Viking, 1964) and
Conventional Wisdom (FSG, 1972), and several prize short stories.

DAVID GULLETTE teaches at Simmons, lives in Newton, is active in the local theater, and helps to edit

STRATIS HAVIARAS is an established Greek poet, living now in America and editing
Arion's Dolphin, the most recent issue of which is a major collection of 35 post-war Greek poets.

ROBERT HAYFORD is a student at Emerson College.

PAUL HEBERT is self-taught, and lives and paints in Weymouth, Mass.

DEWITT HENRY has taught at Harvard and Simmons, is working on a novel, and directing

KENNETH IRBY teaches at Tufts, and is the author of
Relation (Black Sparrow, 1970) and
To Max Douglas (Frontier Press, 1971).

PHYLLIS JANOWITZ lives in Lexington, works at the Radcliffe Institute, and has published in
Quest, Quabbin, East Coast Anthology, Intro and

ANTHONY JARZOMBEK has our apologies for an erroneous note in
Ploughshares #2. Born in Waterville, Me., reared in Lincoln, R.I., graduated from Roger Williams College, he is currently finishing an M.F.A. degree at the U. of Oregon.

ROBERT KELLY teaches at Bard College, and has published numerous books of poetry, including
Finding the Measure (Black Sparrow, 1968),
Songs I-XXX (Pym Randall, 1968),
The Common Shore (Black Sparrow, 1969) and
In Time (Frontier Press, 1971).

KEVIN KING works as a cook in Boston, and has had poems in
Holland's Critic and
Intro 4.

JEFF KNAPP is living in Amherst, Mass., and has work appearing in
Fire Exit.

MIRIAM LEVINE has taught at Framingham State College and is currently studying creative writing at Tufts.

ROBERT L. McROBERTS teaches creative writing at Roger Williams College and will have poems in forthcoming issues of
The Iowa Review, Poetry Northwest, and

WILLIAM MEREDITH's most recent book is
Earth Walk: New and Selected Poems (Knopf, 1970). He teaches at Connecticut College.

PAUL METCALF, author of
Genoa: A Telling of Wonders and
Patagoni (both from Jargon Society), is the subject of a forthcoming issue of

JOYCE PESEROFF is working and writing in Boston.

KATHA POLLITT graduated from Radcliffe and won
Mademoiselle's undergraduate poetry contest last year.

JOHN PRICE teaches at Dartmouth and is working on
Marginalia Without Texts, a book of aphorisms.

CATHLEEN QUIRK is teaching at Northeastern and has had poems in several anthologies, including
East Coast Poets, No More Masks, and
New American and Canadian Poets.

JAMES RANDALL is the editor and publisher of Pym Randall Press, Professor of English at Emerson College, and coordinating editor of
Ploughshares #3.

KENNETH REXROTH's translations from Japanese, Spanish, Greek, and Chinese, in the words of one commentator, "have made us less parochial."
One Hundred Poems from the Chinese (New Directions, 1956) is still available, and
The Women Poets of China (Herder & Herder, 1972) just out.

JOHN ROGERS (a Ploughshares First) works in the Boston Public Library.

LAURENCE SENELICK is the former director of
The Proposition and
Harpo, has translated George Feydeau, still has a drawer full of translations of Alphonse Allais, and teaches at Tufts.

MARCIA SOUTHWICK is co-editor of
The Emerson Review and has appeared in
Arion's Dolphin.

WILLIAM STYRON needs no gloss. He lives in Roxbury, Connecticut, and is working on a new novel.

TOM SULLIVAN (a Ploughshares First) writes prose and verse on his farm on Prince Edward Island.

DAVID OMAR WHITE teaches at New England School of Art, has had work in
The Atlantic, The Real Paper, The Boston Globe, Ripon Forum, Harper's and elsewhere, has written two children's books, and is currently working on a series of drawings of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

JOHN WIENERS' most recent book,
Selected Poems, has been published by Grossman. He lives in Boston.

SUE WILKINS lives in Boston and has appeared in
Caterpillar and other magazines.

CHARLES WRIGHT teaches at the U. of Calif., Irvine, and is the author of
The Dream Animal, The Grave of the Right Hand, and most recently,
The Venice Notebook (Barn Dream, 1971).