Issue 41 |
Winter 1986

Contributors' Notes

by Staff



DeWitt Henry

Peter O'Malley

Coordinating Editors for This Issue

Madeline DeFrees

Tess Gallagher

Managing Editor

Jennifer Rose

Thanks this issue to:

Don Lee, Tracey McIntire, Cynthia May, Therese Mageau, Elizabeth Alexander, Randi Schalet, Anne Friedman, Madeleine Beckman, Carol Feingold, Doina Iliescu, Ellen Hinsey, Marcy Hinand, Steve Dykes, Mariette Lippo, Joe Linitz, Melissa Green, Lynne Weiss, Laurie Ten Eyck and the Watertown Arts Lottery.


Bobby Anderson is enrolled in the Writing Program at the University of Washington. His work has appeared in
Poetry Seattle and
The James White Review.

Kath Anderson is a northern Arizona native now living in Rochester, New York. Her previous publications include
The Carolina Quarterly and
The Georgia Review.

Born in the Pacific Northwest, Zoe Anglesey now lives in Manhattan. Poet, translator and political activist, she has published widely and is now compiling an anthology of Central American women's poetry to be published by Granite Press in 1987.

Carol Jane Bangs's most recent book is
The Bones of the Earth (New Directions, 1983). Among her current activities are translating flamenco poetry and coordinating literature programs for the Centrum Foundation in Port Townsend, Washington.

The Judas Clock by Dorothy Barresi was published this fall by The Devil's Millhopper Press, having won their 1986 chapbook competition. Her chapbook
In Waking Words received an honorable mention in the 1986 Arts-Wayland Laureate Prize, selected by Edward Hirsch.

Ann Beattie's fourth collection of stories,
Where You'll Find Me, was published by Linden Press in October. Her monograph on some of Alex Katz's recent paintings will be published by M. H. Abrams in May.

Robin Becker teaches in the Writing Program at MIT. Her book
Backtalk was published in 1982 by Alice James Books. In 1985 she received a Massachusetts Artists Foundation fellowship in poetry. She is now completing a poetry manuscript entitled
Walking Rain.

Michele Birch lives, works and writes in Victoria, B.C. Her poems in this issue were written while she was living in Maine, a place that because of cultural and environmental similarities reminded her to return home to the West Coast.

Caroline Bock lives in New York City. This is her first published work.

Morris Bond lives with his family in the country near Sequim, Washington. He fells timber for a living and enjoys hunting and fishing on the Olympic Peninsula.

Philip Booth's new book is
Relations (Viking Penguin), selected and new poems written from 1950 through 1985.

Sharon Bryan's second volume of poems,
Objects of Affection, is forthcoming from Wesleyan University Press. She lives in Seattle and teaches at the University of Washington.

Michael Burkard has poems appearing in
APR, Ironwood and
Quarterly West. His latest book,
The Fires They Kept, was published by Metro Books (Los Angeles) in September. His
Ruby for Grief is available from the University of Pittsburgh.

Deb Casey has had poems recently in
North American Review, Massachusetts Review, River Styx, 13th Moon and elsewhere. She's worked with
Northwest Review since 1977 and is also an instructor at the University of Oregon.

Gillian Conoley's first book,
Some Gangster Pain, is out from Carnegie-Mellon. Her poems are forthcoming in
APR, Ironwood and
Confrontation. She lives in New Orleans, where she teaches at the University of New Orleans.

Peter Cooley's fourth book,
The Van Gogh Notebook, will be published by Carnegie-Mellon in 1987. His poems appear in
The Morrow Anthology of Younger Poets and in
New American Poets of the '80s. He teaches creative writing at Tulane.

Madeline DeFrees retired in June, 1985, from the University of Massachusetts to live and write in Seattle. New prose and poems of hers appear in recent or forthcoming issues of
Coda, Northwest Review, Massachusetts Review, Poetry Northwest and the Los Angeles
Times, and in two anthologies-
Spectrum: a Reader (Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich) and
Northwest Variety: Personal Essays (Arrowood Press). She is the author of
When Sky Lets Go and
Magpie on the Gallows.

Alice Derry's manuscript,
Stages of Twilight, was chosen by Ray Carver as the 1986 King Country Arts Publication Award winner and was published by Breitenbush. She teaches at Peninsula College in Port Angeles, Washington.

Jamie Diamond lives in Santa Monica, California. This is her second story for

Ann Douglas lives and teaches in Seattle. More of her work is coming out in
The Beloit Journal and
The Indiana Review.

Frances Driscoll lives in Atlantic Beach, Florida.

Thomas Emery teaches at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. An early student of Philip Levine's, he has published fiction and criticism, but only recently began to publish poetry.

Tess Gallagher has two new books out this fall, a book of short stories,
The Lover of Horses (Harper & Row), and a book of essays,
A Concert of Tenses (University of Michigan). She is currently writing more poems and working on a novel.

Kenneth Gangemi lives in New York City. His most recent books are
The Volcanoes from Puebla, about living in Mexico, and paperback editions of two novels,
Olt and
The Interceptor Pilot.

Diane Glancy is Artist-in-Residence for the State Arts Council of Oklahoma. She had three books published in 1986,
Offering (Holy Cow!),
One Age in a Dream (Milkweed Chronicle) and "Two Dresses," one of twelve Native American biographies in
I Tell You Now (University of Nebraska). She is the Laureate of The Five Civilized Tribes in Oklahoma.

Jill Gonet lives in Seattle and teaches writing at the University of Washington.

David Graham teaches at North Carolina State University. His first collection of poems,
Magic Shows, is on the Cleveland State University 1986 list.

David Henderson is a graduate student at the University of Washington. He has work forthcoming in
Poetry Northwest.

Tony Hoagland lives in Tucson.

Laura Jensen's third book,
Shelter, was published by Dragon Gate in 1985. She has poems in recent issues of
Field, Quarterly West and
Poetry Northwest.

Chris Kennedy is in the process of earning an M.A. in Creative Writing from Syracuse University. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Marcellus, New York. These are his first published poems.

Rod Kessler teaches writing at Salem State College in Massachusetts and in the M.F.A. Writing Program of Vermont College. His poems have appeared recently in
Interim and
The New Mexico Humanities Review. He is the author of a collection of short stories,
Off in Zimbabwe.

Rita Kiefer lives with her husband Jerry in Greeley, Colorado, where she teaches at the University of Northern Colorado. She has been published in
Southwest Review, Southern Poetry Review, Cimarron Review and others.

Susan Landgraf lives in Renton, Washington, where she is teaching and earning an M.A. at the University of Washington. Her work has appeared in
Tendril, Calyx, Greenfield Review and elsewhere.

Virginia Leinart's poems have appeared in
CutBank, Kansas Quarterly, Overland (Australia),
The Christian Science Monitor and elsewhere. She now lives with her husband and two daughters in Port Angeles, Washington, after working in Australia as a teacher and librarian.

Karen Locke teaches writing and literature at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. Her poems have appeared in
Calyx, 13th Moon, Alaska Quarterly Review, Northwest Review and elsewhere.

Jane Mead grew up in Massachusetts, New Mexico, California and England. She attended Vassar College and Syracuse University. She is now a member of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and is a teaching assistant at the University of Iowa.

Erika Mumford's
The Door in the Forest was published by Green River Press in 1980. Since then she has completed two poetry manuscripts and received a Massachusetts Artists Foundation fellowship. She had work in the Summer
Hudson Review.

Hans Ostrom has had fiction recently in the
Webster Review and in
Redbook, from which he also won a prize in 1985. He is co-editor of
Spectrum, a college reader forthcoming from Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich. He teaches at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma.

Lucia Perillo has a poem in the upcoming
Pushcart Anthology. She has spent the past two winters as a student in Syracuse University's Creative Writing Program. She supports herself by working stints as a national park ranger.

Susan Powell received her M.F.A. in Poetry from the University of Arizona in 1980. She now teaches creative writing in her native Arkansas. In 1983 San Pedro Press brought out her chapbook,
Any Act of Leaving, in limited edition.

Francine Prose's seventh novel,
Bigfoot Dreams, was recently published by Pantheon. She teaches in the Warren Wilson M.F.A. Program for Writers and at the University of Utah.

Mary Susannah Robbins's book of poems and etchings,
Amelie, won the 1985 Ommation Press Book Prize and will be published by Ommation Press. She writes and paints in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The Admirations, Lex Runciman's new book, will be out soon from Lynx House Press. He is also the author of
Luck and co-editor of
Where We Are: The Montana Poets Anthology. He works as Writing Lab Coordinator at Oregon State University.

Ralph Salisbury has published five books of poems,
Going to the Water (Pacific House) and
A White Rainbow (Blue Cloud) the most recent. His new collection,
A Rainbow of Stone, is forthcoming from Blue Cloud. He teaches at the University of Oregon in Eugene.

Harold Schweizer was born near Zurich, where he now teaches at the University. His literary criticism has appeared in many journals. In 1984-85, he was awarded an A.C.L.S. fellowship with affiliation at SUNY-Buffalo and Yale.

Mona Simpson's work has been selected for inclusion in
Best American Short Stories of 1986, The Pushcart Prize XI: Best of the Small Presses and
Twenty Under Thirty. "Lonnie Tishman" is an excerpt from her first novel,
Anywhere But Here, which Knopf will publish in 1987.

The Croatian poet Drago Scambuk qualified as a doctor at the University of Zagreb in 1974. Since 1983 he has lived and worked in London. He has published four collections of poetry, including
meu namin (1974), winner of the Marko Marulic Award,
Antinous & Brazier (1977), winner of the Sedam sekretara SKOJa Award, and
Of those that Infanta draws (1984). He has also edited two anthologies,
INSULAE/Croatian New Lyrics, and
QUADRISPATIUM Of Young Croatian Poetry.

Joan Swift's most recent book of poems is
The Dark Path of Our Names (Dragon Gate, 1985). She received an NEA fellowship in 1982 and a writing grant from the Ingram Merrill Foundation in 1985-86. She lives in Edmonds, Washington.

James Tate's new book of poems,
Reckoner, was published this fall by Wesleyan.

Ron Vondörfer was born in Gowanda, New York, in 1959. He left home at age 15, joined the Navy at 17, started college at 20. After receiving an A.A. at Seattle Central Community College, he is now finishing a B.A. at the University of Washington.

John Witte's poems have appeared in
The New Yorker, Paris Review, Antaeus, APR and elsewhere. His first book,
Loving the Days, was published by Wesleyan. He is the editor of
Northwest Review.