Contributors to Issue 4
Jo Bang is the author of three books
of poems: Louise in Love (Grove, 2001), The Downstream Extremity
of the Isle of Swans (University of Georgia Press, 2001), and Apology
for Want (UPNE, 1997). She is a poetry editor at Boston Review
and teaches at Washington University in St. Louis.
Toby Leah Bochan writes fiction and poetry and received an MFA doing so at the Michener Center for Writers at UT Austin. Her work has appeared in The Threepenny Review, Other Voices and The Beloit Poetry Journal and will soon surface in Puerto del Sol, Quarterly West and Bellevue Literary Review. She lives in New York City.
Melanie Braverman is the author of a novel, East Justice (Permanent Press, 1996) and a book of poems, What I Want. Her work has appeared in journals including American Poetry Review, American Voice, Southern Poetry Review, and Provincetown Arts. She has been the recipient of grants in both poetry and fiction from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. After fifteen years as a self-employed masseuse, in 1997 she began working at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, where she currently holds the position of Programs Administrator.
Stephen Burt is the author of Popular Music, which won the 1999 Colorado Poetry Prize. He teaches in the English Department at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
William Corbett teaches in MIT's Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies. His most recent book is All Prose, selected essays and reviews.
Ann Darby is the author of The Orphan Game.
Nicholas Dawidoff is the author of The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg and In the Country of Country: People and Places in American Music. In April, The Library of America will publish Baseball: A Literary Anthology, which he edited. In May, Pantheon will publish The Fly Swatter: How My Grandfather Made His Way In The World. Nicholas is also a contributor to The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine.
Josh Dorman's ledger drawings can be seen in the flat files at Pierogi 2000 in Willamsburg, Brooklyn and at LFL Gallery in Chelsea, NY. He has shown his work at 55 Mercer Gallery, Elena Zang and Galerie Francoise, and teaches art at various institutions. He lives with his wife, writer Nelly Reifler, in Brooklyn.
Will Eno is a Guggenheim Fellow in playwriting. He is also a Fellow of the Edward F. Albee Foundation and the Medway Writer's Retreat. His play TRAGEDY: a tragedy appeared at The Gate Theatre in London in April 2001. The same play is published by Oberon Books in London and was produced by BBC Radio Four for broadcast in November 2001.
Diana George's writing has appeared in Nest, Alt-x.com, and 3rd Bed, as well as the anthology Politics Without the State: Joy, Terror, and Depression in the Global Corporate Order (Seattle Research Institute, forthcoming). She is currently translating a selection from Alexander Kluge and Oskar Negt's Geschichte und Eigensinn.
Jeremy Matthew Glick is co-editor of the book Another World is Possible: Conversations in a Time of Terror. He has contributed to Unity and Struggle, Blu, and Stress Magazine. He organizes and thrives in New Brunswick, NJ!
Saskia Hamilton is the author of the poetry collection, As For Dream, and is editing a volume of Robert Lowell's letters. She currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Matthea Harvey is the author of Pity the Bathtub Its Forced Embrace of the Human Form. She currently is on the faculty of the MFA program at Warren Wilson College, and she lives in New York.
Jan Hodgman lives with her husband, dog Bodhi and cat Missy on Fidalgo Island, Washington. She is the recipient of a grant from Washington State Artist Trust and her writing has appeared in CALYX: A Journal of Art and Literature by Women, and The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Thirteenth Annual Collection (St. Martin's, 2000). „Small World¾ is an excerpt from her book-length memoir, The Other Shore: An American Woman's Eight Years in a Japanese Monastery.
Mary-Beth Hughes is a fiction writer. Her stories have appeared in Ploughshares and The Georgia Review. Her first novel Wavemaker II was published in February 2002 by Grove/Atlantic.
Margot Livesey's most recent novel, Eva Moves the Furniture, was published by Henry Holt in the autumn of 2001.
Eric Lorberer holds an MFA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and has published poems in such journals as American Poetry Review, Colorado Review, Conduit, Denver Quarterly, Exquisite Corpse, Mudfish, and Volt. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he edits the Rain Taxi Review of Books.
Askold Melnyczuk's second novel, Ambassador of the Dead, was published last spring by Counterpoint.
Ander Monson is from Upper Michigan but lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. His recent work can be found (or is forthcoming) in Fence, Quarterly West, The Florida Review, and Gulf Coast.
Nicholas Montemarano was born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens. His first novel, A Fine Place, was recently published by Context Books. A story collection, Cancer, is forthcoming. He is a 2002 recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship.
Alison Moore lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas and is the author of two books, a collection of short stories, Small Spaces between Emergencies (Mercury House, 1992) and a novel, Synonym for Love (Penguin USA, 1996). She is a former assistant professor of creative writing at University of Arizona and is currently project director for an outreach program for the Orphan Train Heritage Society of America.
Oona Hyla Patrick has degrees from Brown University and the Bennington Writing Seminars and has had a fellowship to the Millay Colony for the Arts. Work has appeared in Provincetown Arts, Pif, and Margin: Exploring Modern Magical Realism. She does not live in Provincetown.
G. J. Racz is assistant professor of Foreign Languages and Literature at Long Island University, Brooklyn. His translations of the contemporary Peruvian poets Jos» Antonio Mazzotti and Eduardo Chirinos have appeared in several journals. He is presently collaborating with an anthology in translation of the Cuban poet Jos» Lezama Lima, edited by Ernesto Livon-Grosman, to be published next year by University of California Press as part of the Poets for the Millennium collection.
John Ruff's poems have appeared in Seneca Review, Poetry Northwest, River City, The Cresset, and Seattle Review. He is the poetry editor of The Cresset, and an Assistant Dean the College of Arts and Sciences at Valparaiso University, in Valparaiso, IN.
Margot Schilpp's first book of poems, The World's Last Night, was published by Carnegie Mellon University Press in 2001. Her poems have appeared or will soon appear in Chelsea, Solo, The Southern Review, Shenandoah, The Denver Quarterly, and elsewhere. This year she's teaching at the University of Cincinnati.
Elizabeth Searle is the author of three books of fiction: Celebrities in Disgrace, a novella and story collection published this year; A Four-Sided Bed, a novel; My Body To You.
Lavinia Spalding has lived in Korea for a total of five years, teaching English, writing, studying photography and traveling. She's currently working on a novel. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in Inkwell Magazine and Seven Hills Fiction Review.
John Welle's most recent book, an edition and translation of Peasants Wake for Fellini's Casanova and Other Poems by Andrea Zanzotto (University of Illinois Press, 1997), with Ruth Feldman, was awarded the Raiziss-de Palchi Book Prize from the Academy of American Poets.
Franco Fortini, pen-name of Franco Lattes, Florentine poet, essayist and public intellectual, is one of the major voices in Italian poetry of the second half of the twentieth century.
June Unjoo Yang was a Michener Fellow at the University of Houston, where she earned her MFA. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Beacon Street Review, Hampton Shorts, and Glimmer Train. She was recently awarded a residency at Cottages at Hedgebrook and a grant from the Cultural Arts Council of Houston and Harris County.