was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1943. He received a b.f.a. from
Cooper Union in 1964 and an m.a. from Hunter College in 1972. He
has been awarded grants from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation,
the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, the National
Endowment for the Arts, and caps (Creative Artists Public Service
Program). He lives and works in New York City, where he is represented
by the Nancy Hoffman Gallery.
poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Black Warrior Review,
Boston Review, The Kenyon Review, The New Republic, Poetry Daily,
Virginia Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. She has received
fellowships to the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo and is currently a
Commonwealth Fellow and Ph.D. candidate in English at the University
of Virginia. She lives in Charlottesville with her husband, the
poet Aaron Baker.
book of poems, Circle (Southern Illinois, 2005), won the
Crab Orchard Open Competition. She edited Asian American Poetry:
The Next Generation (University of Illinois, 2004). Her poems
have been published in The Best American Poetry, Poetry, The
Paris Review, The Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, and TriQuarterly.
She resides in Southern California. Her poem in this issue is in
conversation with Louise Glück’s poem “Witchgrass,”
from The Wild Iris.
grew up in New Orleans. Her books include Resurrection (winner of
the 1995 Walt Whitman Award, Louisiana State University Press, 1996),
The Afflicted Girls (Louisiana State University Press,
2004), and a novel, Judy Garland, Ginger Love (HarperCollins,
1998). She is an associate professor of English and Creative Writing
at Queens College–The City University of New York, where she
directs the new m.f.a. program. She is working on a new collection
of poems, Breach.
has published seven books of poetry, six of them with Carnegie Mellon.
That press will release his new volume, Divine Margins,
in 2007. He has recent poems in New Letters, Southwest Review,
Chelsea, and Crazyhorse, with others forthcoming in
The Southern Review, Ploughshares, Third Coast, Margie,
and Literary Imagination.
fiction has appeared in many magazines including The Southern
Review, The Georgia Review, The North American Review, The South
Carolina Review, Colorado Review, and Prairie Schooner.
He has won a Playboy Magazine College Fiction prize, a
Robert’s Writing Award, a Heartland Fiction Prize, and a Prairie
Schooner Reader’s Choice Award. His story “Hunting
Country” was chosen by Anne Tyler as one of the best stories
published about the South from 1996 to 2006 and is republished in
Best of the South II from Algonquin Books. Coyne teaches
American literature and creative writing at Morningside College
in Sioux City, Iowa.
RON DE MARIS
is a Miami poet. He has published widely in periodicals, with poems
recent or forthcoming in Salmagundi, The Iowa Review, The Sewanee
Review, The Southern Review, The Gettysburg Review, TriQuarterly,
Atlanta Review, and Tampa Review. He has also appeared
in Poetry, The New Republic, The Nation, APR, Ploughshares,
and more than thirty others. He is a retired professor and Endowed
Teaching Chair from Miami–Dade College, where he taught humanities
and creative writing for thirty-five years. He is originally from
Providence, Rhode Island, and recently spent a week visiting friends
and Robert Frost’s home in Franconia, New Hampshire. He is
seeking a publisher for his latest collection, Thirty-Six Elegant
PETIT DUNOYER (1663–1719), born into a Calvinist family, fled
France for the Netherlands in 1786 after the revocation of the Edict
of Nantes. Bowing to family pressure she soon returned to France,
abjured Protestantism, and married Guillaume Dunoyer. In 1701 she
left her philandering husband and Catholicism, and chose exile once
again in the Netherlands. Her Historic and Gallant Letters
and her Memoirs were widely read and the object of considerable
controversy throughout the eighteenth century, as was the gazette
she wrote and published.
is a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University. He
is a past recipient of scholarships and residencies from the Bread
Loaf and Squaw Valley Writers’ Conferences, the Santa Fe Art
Institute, and the Millay Colony for the Arts. During 2007–09
he will be the Jones Lecturer in Poetry at Stanford University.
new book of poems, Men, Women, and Ghosts, will be published
by Penguin in 2008.
is the author of The White Fire of Time (Wesleyan/Bloodaxe
Books, 2002) and Cities of Memory, which received the Yale
Series of Younger Poets award in 1995. In 2002, to work on a forthcoming
volume entitled Update on the Decent, she traveled to The
Hague in the Netherlands to attend witness sessions of the International
Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. Selections from this
work have appeared in the United States and England, as well as
in French, Italian, Danish, and Serbian translation. She lives in
Paris and teaches at Skidmore College’s Program in Paris and
at the École Polytechnique.
lives near Nyack, New York, and teaches at Ramapo College of New
Jersey. His latest book, Miscreants, was published by W.W.
Norton in June of this year. An earlier volume, A Parade of
Hands (2003), won the Gerald Cable Award from Silverfish Review
Press. Recent poems have appeared in The Seattle Review, Poetry
Northwest, 32 poems, and Forklift, Ohio. He is the
recipient of a 2007 Fellowship from the National Endowment for the
grew up in Westbrook, Maine. She earned an m.f.a. in acting at Southern
Methodist University and acted in regional theater before turning
to writing. Between 1986 and 2003 she wrote but did not seek to
publish a series of interrelated stories and plays. She lived in
New York with her husband, Jay Silverman, and children, Noah and
Hannah. She died of cancer in 2003. Her first published story, “Wake,”
which appeared in these pages last spring, has been selected for
the 2007 Best American Short Stories.
, Frederick Dirks Professor of Political Science at Middlebury College,
is a native of Prague. He has held research appointments at Harvard’s
Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and at Columbia’s Harriman
Institute. His recent publications include Irreconcilable Differences?
Explaining Czechoslovakia’s Dissolution, published by
Rowman & Littlefield in 2000, with a foreword by Václav
Havel, as well as articles in Journal of Democracy and
Foreign Policy. A 2006–07 Fulbright-Hays grant facilitated
the writing of his essay in this issue. Another version of it will
appear in French in La Nouvelle Alternative.
holds an m.f.a. from Brooklyn College. Her short stories have appeared
in Indiana Review and Agni. Her novel, The
Last Summer of the World (W. W. Norton), will be published
in summer 2007.
is a Ph.D. candidate at Georgia State University and is circulating
her first full-length book of poetry. Her work has appeared in numerous
literary magazines and anthologies, including Poetry, The Gettysburg
Review, Nimrod, CAIRN, Rosebud, BOMB, The Literary Review, Painted
Bride Quarterly, The Made Thing, and Orpheus & Company.
She has received a Ruth Lilly Fellowship and published a chapbook,
Peacock by Moonlight. In 2005 she won the Writers Exchange
Contest sponsored by Poets & Writers.
is a professor in the French Department at Middlebury College who
occasionally teaches a course in translation. Recent research interests
have included women’s education in France in the seventeenth
and eighteenth centuries. Her edition of the unpublished essays
and reading notes of a seventeenth-century provincial noblewoman,
De sa propre main: Recueils de choses morales de Dauphine de
Sartre, marquise de Robiac (1634–1685), appeared in 2004
F. D. REEVE’s
poem “The Puzzle Master,” turned into an opera by Eric
Chasalow, opened the Boston Cyberarts Festival in May. In addition
to appearing in several anthologies, he has two new books of poems
this year: The Blue Cat Walks the Earth and The Toy
Soldier. “Entrances and Exits” is drawn from his
novel in progress, Stairway to Paradise.