in Montreal and is the author of three collections of poetry, including
We Negotiate (Empyreal Press, 1999) from which "Childless at the Shoestore"
and "Exposure" are reprinted. Her poetry also has appeared in various
anthologies, including The Muse Strikes Back (Story Line Press,
1997) and Moosehead Anthology (Livres DC Books, 1997). She
was a faculty lecturer at McGill's University School of Communication Sciences
and Disorders for fifteen years and maintains her association with the
school as a practicum supervisor.
a graduate student in creative writing at Valparaiso University and a veterinarian.
University Distinguished Professor and Poet-in-Residence at Kansas State
University. He is the author of seventeen books, including poetry,
criticism, a memoir, and a novel. He has won the Vassar Miller Prize
in Poetry, the Juniper Prize, the AWP Award, two National Endowment for
the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships, and several other awards and prizes.
The poems reprinted here are from his most recent collection,
New and Selected Poems (University of Arkansas Press, 2000).
"William Stafford: Genius in Camouflage" is reprinted from The Old Formalism:
Character in Contemporary Poetry (University of Arkansas Press, 1999).
a professor of Geography and Meteorology at Valparaiso University.
"Pentecost: 30 June 1993" first appeared in the Wisconsin Academy Review.
fiction, poems, and essays have appeared in many literary journals, including
Poetry Review, Boston Review, Boulevard, Painted Bride Quarterly, and
Review. A collection of his poems, A Short History of Pens
Since the French Revolution, was published by Apalachee Press.
He is Head of the Department of English at North Carolina State University.
a professor in the English Department at Texas A & M University.
Her most recent book of poetry is Looking for Buddha in the Barbed Wire
Garden (Avisson Press, 1996). She has also edited two anthologies
of poetry. Her poems have appeared in numerous magazines, including
Quarterly, McCall's, New York Quarterly, Nimrod, and Parnassus.
poetry and short stories have appeared in many journals, including Arts
Alive, Forum, Obsidian II, Panache, Phylon, Short Story International,
and Willow Review. She has taught Afro-American Literature
at the University of Rochester and worked as a librarian in the New York
Public Library and the U.S. Army at West Point. She retired as director
of Valparaiso University's Moellering Library in 1993.
received her Ph.D. in South Asian languages and linguistics from the University
of Wisconsin. She lived in India, doing language research and editing
books on Tibetan Buddhism. She has been an assistant editor of the
of American Regional English. Currently, she teaches linguistics
and creative writing at Indiana University - Purdue University at Fort
Wayne. Her poems, short stories, and creative nonfiction have appeared
in various anthologies and literary journals, including Alaska Quarterly
Review, American Literary Review, Antioch Review, Carolina Quarterly, Gettysburg
Review, Iowa Review, and TriQuarterly. Her first collection
of poetry, Out of Nowhere, The Body's Shape, is published by Pecan
Grove Press. "Rock, Bird" first appeared in Hawaii Pacific Review
and "This Girl of Sixteen Who Dislikes" first appeared in Ascent.