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Contemporary Poetry and Poetics



JILL PELÁEZ BAUMGAERTNER is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently Finding Cuba (Chimney Hill Press, 2001).  She has also edited a textbook on poetry and written a book of criticism, titled Flannery O'Connor: A Proper Scaring.  Her poems are widely published in literary journals and she has won numerous awards for her poetry, including the White Eagle Press's chapbook competition award, the Rock River Poetry Prize, and the Goodman Prize in Poetry.  She is Professor of English at Wheaton College.

ROBERT JAMES BERRY was born in Redhill, Surrey in the United Kingdom, and he was educated in England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.  He lives in Bangi, Selangor.  He lectures English Literature in the Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication at Universiti Putra Malaysia.  He has had work published in Australia, Britain, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Sweden, and the United States.  His first volume of poems is titled Smoke.

DAVID BOND works at the Morris Library on the campus of Southern Illinois University, where he received his MFA in Creative Writing.  His poems have appeared in a number of journals, including Black Dirt, Karamu, National Forum, and The Windless Orchard.

DAVID CRAIG has published seven collections of poetry, including The Sandaled Foot (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 1980), Peter Maurin and Other Poems (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 1985), Only One Face (White Eagle Coffee Store Press, 1994) and Mercy's Face: New and Selected Poems, 1980-2000 (Franciscan University Press).  He co-edited, with Janet McCann, two anthologies, Odd Angles of Heaven (Harold Shaw Publishers, 1994) and Place of Passage (Story Line Press, 2000).  He holds MFA and Ph.D. degrees from Bowling Green State University, and he teaches creative writing as a professor at the Franciscan University of Steubenville.

CATHERINE DALY has had poetry and essays published widely online and in print.  While not developing online business applications for clients including Fox, Goldman Sachs, NASA, and Universal, she teaches an online poetry workshop through UCLA Extension.

ANA DOINA is a Romanian-born writer now living in the United States.  She has an MA in Philosphy and History from the University of Bucharest.  Her poems and essays have been published in American and international magazines or anthologies, most recently in North American Review, Pinyon Poetry Review, Rattle, and Vision International, as well as the anthology American Diaspora: Poetry of Displacement (University of Iowa Press, 2001).

DANIEL HENRY is finishing his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at Indiana University, where he is an Associate Instructor.  His poetry publications include work in English Journal and Yankee Magazine.  He has also published a number of scholarly articles in national magazines.

GREGG HERTZLIEB is the Director of the Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University.  He has been awarded the Edward L. Ryerson Traveling Fellowship by the School of the Art Institute in Chicago and a Conant Writing Award for Poetry from Millikin University.  His artwork has been exhibited widely, including at the Aron Packer Gallery, August House Studio, the Central School of Art and Design in London, Columbia College, Elgin Community College, the Goodman Theater, and Struve Gallery.

LEIGH KIRKLAND is currently a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Literature, Communication, and Culture at Georgia Tech University.  Her poems have appeared in various other journals, most notably Poet Lore, Raritan, and Weber Studies.

THEA S. KUTICKA received an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Virginia, where she was a recipient of the Henry Hoyns Fellowship and a teacher of creative writing.  She was awarded a creative writing fellowship by the Arizona Commission on the Arts for 2001.  She currently works as an associate editor for Bilingual Review/Press.  Her poetry has appeared in many journals, including Arts & Letters, Clackamas Literary Review, and Timberline.  "At the Department of Motor Vehicles" first appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review.

ROBERT LIETZ is a professor of English and Creative Writing at Ohio Northern University.  He is the author of seven books of poetry, most recently After Business in the West: New and Selected Poems (Basfal Books, 1996).  His work has also appeared widely in literary journals, including Agni Review, Carolina Quarterly, Epoch, Georgia Review, Missouri Review, Ontario Review, Poetry, Shenandoah, and others.

ROGER PFINGSTON is a retired teacher of English and photography.  His poetry has appeared in many literary journals, including The Adirondack Review, The Green Hills Literary Lantern, Snowy Egret, Wisconsin Review, and Yankee Magazine.

MARIANNE POLOSKEY was born in Berlin, Germany.  Her first collection of poems, Climbing the Shadows (2000), is published by Chi Chi Press.  Her poetry also has appeared in various literary journals, including The Christian Science Monitor, Paterson Literary Review, and War, Literature, & the Arts.  A translator and interpreter, she is also a frequent speaker on Fairleigh Dickinson University's radio program, The Poet's Corner.

REBECCA REYNOLDS is the author of Daughter of the Hangnail (New Issues Press, 1997), which was selected for the 1998 Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America.  Her poems have appeared in a number of journals, including American Letters & Commentary, Caliban, and Third Coast, as well as the recent anthology titled American Poetry: The New Generation (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2000).  She works as an academic advisor at Douglass College, the women's college of Rutgers University.

VIRGIL SUAREZ was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1962.  He is the author of four novels, a collection of short stories, a memoir, and five collections of poetry.  With his wife Delia Poey, he has co-edited two best-selling anthologies, Iguana Dreams: New Latino Fiction and Little Havana Blues: A Contemporary Cuban-American Literature Anthology.  Most recently, he has published an anthology of Latino poetry titled Paper Dance, co-edited with Victor Hernandez Cruz and Leroy V. Quintana.  His work has apppeared in many literary journals, including The Caribbean Review, Kenyon Review, Mississippi Review, New England Review, Ohio Review, and TriQuarterly.

RYAN G. VAN CLEAVE is the Anastasia C. Hoffman Fellow at the University of Wisconsin's Institute for Creative Writing.  His work has appeared or is forthcoming in recent issues of Arts & Letters, Iowa Review, Missouri Review, Ploughshares, Quarterly West, and TriQuarterly.  His recent book of poems is Say Hello (Pecan Grove Press, 2001).  He has also co-edited two antholgies, American Diaspora: Poetry of Displacement (University of Iowa Press, 2001) and Like Thunder: Poets Respond to Violence in America (University of Iowa Press, 2002).  He is currently working on a poetry textbook due out in early 2002 from Allyn & Bacon/Longman.


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