Issue 86 |
Winter 2001-02

Contributors' Notes

by Staff


Guest Editor

Jorie Graham


Don Lee

Managing Editor

Gregg Rosenblum

Poetry Editor

David Daniel

Associate Fiction Editor

Maryanne O'Hara

Associate Poetry Editor

Susan Conley

Founding Editor

DeWitt Henry

Founding Publisher

Peter O'Malley

Assistant Fiction Editors: Jay Baron Nicorvo and Nicole Kelley.
Editorial Assistants: Megan Weireter and Alexis Washam.

Poetry Readers: Scott Withiam, Sean Singer, Simeon Berry, Joanne Diaz, Jennifer Thurber, Tracy Gavel, Kristoffer Haines, and Ellen Wehle.
Fiction Readers: Eson Kim, Wendy Wunder, Jeffrey Voccola, Simeon Berry, Hannah Bottomy, Coppelia Liebenthal, Lisa Dush, Susan Nusser, Geraldine McGowan, Michael Rainho, Thomas Fabian, Emily MacLellan, Elizabeth Pease, Laura Tarvin, and Anne Rodman.


diane ackerman is the author of eighteen books of poetry and nonfiction, including most recently
Cultivating Delight: A Natural History of My Garden (nonfiction) and
I Praise My Destroyer (poetry).

richard baker is an artist living in New York City, where his work is represented by the Joan T. Washburn Gallery. His current exhibition will run at the gallery from December 4, 2001, through January 19, 2002.

rick barot is currently Jones Lecturer in Poetry at Stanford University. His first collection,
The Darker Fall, is forthcoming this year from Sarabande Books.

cal bedient's books of poems are
Candy Necklace (Wesleyan, 1997) and the forthcoming
The Violence of the Morning (Georgia).

robert n. casper is the publisher of
jubilat and the cofounder of the
jubilat reading series. He lives in Brooklyn and works at the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses.

dan chiasson teaches writing at Harvard. Recent work has appeared in
The New Yorker, Raritan, The Threepenny Review, and

joshua clover's first book of poems,
Madonna anno domini, won the 1996 Walt Whitman Award and was published by Louisiana State University Press.

jon davis is the author of
Scrimmage of Appetite (Akron). The poems in this issue were commissioned by The National Millennium Survey and will appear in the NMS anthology
Passages of Vision (Arena, 2002). He teaches in the Institute of American Indian Arts' Creative Writing Program.

katie ford studies poetry at the University of Iowa, and has been published in
Denver Quarterly, Seneca Review, Colorado Review, and
Salt Hill. Her book,
Deposition, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in the fall of 2002.

forrest gander is the editor of
Mouth to Mouth, a bilingual anthology of contemporary Mexican poets, and the author of five poetry books, including
Torn Awake and
Science & Steepleflower. Two books of translations,
No Shelter: Selected Poems of Pura López Colomé and, with Kent Johnson,
Immanent Visitor: The Selected Poems of Jaime Saenz, will be released in 2002.

greg glazner's books of poetry are
From the Iron Chair, which won the Walt Whitman Award, and
Singularity, both published by W.W. Norton. He has new work in
Poetry International, and
Luna. A professor of creative writing at the College of Santa Fe, he will be the Richard Hugo Visiting Writer at the University of Montana for Spring 2002.

saskia hamilton is the author of
As for Dream (Graywolf). She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

emily hammond is the author of a collection of stories,
Breathe Something Nice. Her novel,
Milk, has recently been published. She lives in Colorado and is married to the author Steven Schwartz.

matthea harvey's first book of poems is
Pity the Bathtub Its Forced Embrace of the Human Form (Alice James, 2000).

michael huffman has published travel articles in a number of newspapers in the Pacific Northwest. He holds an M.A. in literary nonfiction writing from the University of Oregon and has worked as a cook, bartender, writing and journalism instructor, and technical writer.

lucy ives is a student at Harvard. More of her poems can be found in the Fall 2000 issues of
Fence and
Colorado Review. "The Country House" is for Alex Clark.

chelsey johnson is from Park Rapids, a small town in northern Minnesota. She graduated from Oberlin College in 1997 and now lives in Iowa City, where she is completing her M.F.A. at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She is also a contributing writer for
Out magazine.

david kirby
is the W. Guy McKenzie Professor of English at Florida State University. His latest poetry collection is
The Travelling Library (Orchises, 2001). For more information, go to

joanna klink's first book of poems,
They Are Sleeping, was recently published by the University of Georgia Press. She teaches at the University of Montana.

mark levine is the author of
Debt and
Enola Gay (California, 2000). He lives in Brooklyn and Iowa City, where he teaches at the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

james mccorkle is a poet and essayist whose work has appeared in
Colorado Review,
The Kenyon Review, Manoa, New England Review, and
Verse. He is a recipient of fellowships from the Ingram Merrill Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

thomas h. mcneely, a Wallace Stegner fellow at Stanford University, is at work on a novel. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in
The Atlantic Monthly,
The Virginia Quarterly Review,
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best 2000, and
The Best American Mystery Stories 2000.

jane miller's books include
Wherever You Lay Your Head and
Memory at These Speeds: New and Selected Poems, both from Copper Canyon Press. "Humility" is an excerpt from a new prose work,
Seven Mediterraneans.

laura mullen is the author of
After I Was Dead, The Tales of Horror, and
The Surface. She teaches at Colorado State University. Recent work is forthcoming or has been published in
The Styles,
Delmar, and on the hypertext site
Black Ice.

thomas o'malley was raised in Ireland and England. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts-Boston and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, he is currently a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

bin ramke's most recent book,
Airs, Waters, Places, was published this fall by the University of Iowa Press. He edits
Denver Quarterly and also a poetry series for the University of Georgia Press, and teaches at the University of Denver.

srikanth reddy's poems have been published or are forthcoming in
Fence, jubilat, and

frances richard's first book of poems, tentatively titled
See Through, is forthcoming in 2003 from Four Way Books. She is the nonfiction editor of
Fence and a contributing editor of
Cabinet, writes frequently about contemporary art, and teaches at NYU and Barnard College. She lives in Brooklyn.

peter richards is the author of
Oubliette (Verse Press, 2001). His poems have appeared in
Fence, Denver Quarterly, The Yale Review, and other journals. He teaches at Tufts University and lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.

tessa rumsey is the author of
Assembling the Shepherd (Georgia). She lives in San Francisco.

cole swensen is the author of several collections of poetry, including
Such Rich Hour (Iowa, 2001) and
Try (Iowa, 1999), which won the Iowa Poetry Prize and the San Francisco Poetry Center Book Award. She teaches at the University of Denver.

michael tyrell has poems appearing in recent or forthcoming issues of
Agni, New England Review, The Paris Review, and
The Yale Review.

sam white, a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, is twenty-eight years old. He lives in New York.

max winter's poems have appeared recently in
Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review, The Paris Review, and
New Young American Poets (Southern Illinois, 2000). His reviews have appeared in recent issues of
The Boston Review, Rain Taxi, and
BOMB. He is a poetry editor of

dean young's new book of poems,
Skid, will be published by the University of Pittsburgh Press this spring.