Contributors' Notes, Volume 23, #3
ANNE ATIK moved to Paris from New York in 1959 after receiving her M.A. in poetry. In Paris she met the artist Avigdor Arikha, and through him, Samuel Beckett. Her published poetry includes Words in Hock and Offshore, Drancy (with R. B. Kitaj).
DAVID BAKER is the author of eight books, most recently Changeable Thunder (poems, 2001) and Heresy and the Ideal: On Contemporary Poetry (criticism, 2000). He has published new poems recently in The American Scholar, The Atlantic Monthly, DoubleTake, The Nation, The New Yorker, Raritan, and The Yale Review, and essays are forthcoming in The American Book Review, The Georgia Review, The Kenyon Review, and Poetry. In addition to serving as poetry editor of The Kenyon Review, he teaches at Denison University and in the M.F.A. program for writers at Warren Wilson College.
PEG BOYERS is Executive Editor of Salmagundi magazine and author of a book of new poems, Hard Bread, published by the University of Chicago Press.
JOSEPH CAMPANA is a native of upstate New York who is currently completing a degree in Renaissance literature at Cornell University. His poems have appeared recently in Poetry, Marlboro Review, Seneca Review, River City, Cream City Review, Third Coast, and Gulf Coast, and are forthcoming in Crab Orchard Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, and River Styx. Most of these poems are included in a manuscript in progress entitled Quartos.
RACHEL CANTOR's work has been published or is forthcoming in New England Review, Paris Review, DoubleTake, Gargoyle, Chelsea, and Greensboro Review. She lives in Philadelphia, where she is completing her first collection of stories and is at work on a novel. (read Hello, I'm Cora)
HENRI COLE is the author of four collections of poetry, including, most recently, The Visible Man (Knopf, 2000). (read Insomnia)
DAN DEWEESE lives in Portland, Oregon. His fiction has appeared in the Missouri Review and Northwest Review, and he is currently working on a novel about bank robberies.
MONICA FERRELL is a 2001 "Discovery"/The Nation winner, and a 2002&endash;04 Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. Her poems have appeared in the Paris Review, Boston Review, Tin House, and other journals. (read The Fire of Despair)
DEBORA GREGER's sixth book of poems, God, was published last year by Penguin.
JOSHUA HENKIN is the author of a novel, Swimming Across the Hudson (Putnam, 1997). His fiction has been read aloud at Symphony Space and broadcast on NPR's "Selected Shorts." It has also appeared in Spanish translation in Habra Una Vez, an anthology of young North American writers, and cited for distinction in The Best American Short Stories 2001. His writing has been published and is forthcoming in publications including Doubletake, Ploughshares, Triquarterly, Southern Review, North American Review, Boulevard, Yale Review, Glimmer Train, and 110 Stories: New York Writes After September 11 (NYU, 2002). Mr. Henkin teaches in the M.F.A. program at Sarah Lawrence College and is completing a new novel.
JANE HIRSHFIELD's most recent book, Given Sugar, Given Salt (HarperCollins, 2001) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and winner of the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award in poetry. More recent work appears in the American Poetry Review, Orion Magazine, and Columbia Journal. A translated volume of selected poems, with an introduction by Czeslaw Milosz, is scheduled to appear in Poland in July 2002.
KARIM LOGUE is a recent graduate of Stanford University, where he studied economics. Samples of his literary and photographic work can be viewed at www.karimkai.com.
Composer JORGE MARTÍN is presently collaborating with librettist Peter M. Krask on an opera, Henry and Clara, based on the novel by Thomas Mallon.
DENNIS MCFADDEN lives and writes in Mountjoy on Bliss Road, which is off Peaceable Street, just north of Harmony Corners, in upstate New York. His stories have appeared in Event, Confrontation, Laurel Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, Antietam Review, and Fiction.
JOHN MINFORD studied Chinese at Oxford and has taught in China, Hong Kong, and New Zealand. His translations from the Chinese include two volumes of the Penguin Classics edition of Cao Xuequin's eighteenth-century novel The Story of the Stone. He is a coeditor of Classical Chinese Literature: An Anthology of Translations and a coeditor of Seeds of Fire: Chinese Voices of Conscience.
ERIC PANKEY is the author of five books of poetry, the most recent of which is Cenotaph. He is a professor of English at George Mason University.
GLEN POURCIAU's stories have been published in New England Review, Quarterly West, Mississippi Review, Ontario Review, Tatlin's Tower, and other magazines.
LAWRENCE RAAB is the author of What We Don't Know About Each Other, Collector of Cold Weather, Other Children, and Probable World, and his poems have been published in numerous magazines, including The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The Kenyon Review, The Nation, and The Paris Review. He is a professor of English at Williams College.
ROBYN SARAH lives in Montreal. Her poems, essays, and stories have appeared in New England Review, Poetry, North American Review, Threepenny Review, Antioch Review, Quarterly West, Massachusetts Review, and elsewhere. She is the author of several Canadian-published poetry collections and two collections of short stories. A new poetry collection, A Day's Grace, is forthcoming in Canada.
WALLACE STEGNER (1909-1993) was the author of, among other novels, Remembering Laughter (1937), The Big Rock Candy Mountain (1943), Joe Hill (1950), All the Little Live Things (1967, Commonwealth Club Gold Medal), A Shooting Star (1961), Angle of Repose (1971, Pulitzer Prize), The Spectator Bird (1976, National Book Award in 1977), Recapitulation (1979), and Crossing to Safety (1987). His nonfiction includes Beyond the Hundredth Meridian (1954), Wolf Willow (1963), The Sound of Mountain Water (essays, 1969), The Uneasy Chair: A Biography of Bernard DeVoto (1974), and Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs: Living and Writing in the West (1992). Three of his short stories have won O. Henry Prizes, and in 1980 he received the Robert Kirsch Award from the Los Angeles Times in recognition of his literary achievements over the course of a lifetime. His Collected Stories appeared in 1990. A professor of English at Stanford starting in 1945, Stegner founded Stanford's creative writing program in 1947 and led it until his retirement in 1971.
DOUG TREVOR is an assistant professor of English at the University of Iowa and fiction editor of the Iowa Review. "Central Square" is part of a short story collection he is finishing, entitled It Wasn't Supposed To Turn Out Like This. Other stories from the collection have appeared in the Paris Review, Ontario Review, Madison Review, and Glimmer Train.
ALICE L. TUFEL is a writer and editor living in New York City. She was a frequent contributor to Biblio magazine, for which she wrote book reviews and articles on writers and other literature-related topics. Among her published articles are a critical essay on George Eliot and a review of Tim Page's biography of Dawn Powell.