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Contemporary Poetry and Poetics



WALTER BARGEN has had poems published in Iowa Review, New Letters, Pleiades, River City, and Seattle Review.  His latest book is The Feast, published by BkMk Press-UMKC in 2004.

TONY BARNSTONE's forthcoming book of poems is He Murders His Darlings, which will be published by Sheep Meadow Press.  His first collection of poems, Impure, was published by the University Press of Florida in 1999, and a chapbook, Naked Magic (2002) won the Mainstreet Rag Chapbook Contest.  He has edited and/or translated several books of Chinese poetry and prose, including Out of the Howling Storm: The New Chinese Poetry (Wesleyan University Press, 1993) and Laughing Lost in the Mountains: Selected Poems of Wang Wei (University Press of New England, 1991), as well as The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry (Anchor Books, 2005).

GAYLORD BREWER is a professor at Middle Tennessee State University, where he founded and edits Poems & Plays.  His most recent books of poetry are Barbaric Mercies (Red Hen Press, 2003) and Exit Pursued by a Bear (Cherry Grove Press, 2004).

ANNE C. BROMLEY has had two collections of poetry published by Carnegie Mellon University Press: Scenes from the Light Years and Midwinter Transport.  She also is the co-translator from the Spanish and the Galician of Poems by Rosalía da Castro, published by SUNY Press.  In addition, her work has appeared in numerous magazines, including California Quarterly, Carolina Quarterly, Colorado Review, Georgia Review, Indiana Review, Massachusetts Review, New Mexico Humanities Review, Partisan Review, and Prairie Schooner.  She is a writing instructor and consultant.

JARED CARTER has published three books of poems with the Cleveland State University Poetry Center, most recently Les Barricades Mystérieuses (1999).  His work has appeared in many literary journals, including Iowa Review, Kenyon Review, Poetry, and TriQuarterly. His fourth collection, Cross this Bridge at a Walk, is forthcoming from Wind Publications.

PATRICIA CLARK's work has appeared in Atlantic Monthly, Many Mountains Moving, Poetry, Slate, Smartish Pace, Stand, Texas Monthly, and other journals. My Father on a Bicycle, her second book of poems, is forthcoming in 2005 from Michigan State University Press.

BARBARA CROOKER's poems have been published in various literary reviews and anthologies, such as American Poetry Journal, Beloit Poetry Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, Cream City Review, Denver Quarterly, Poetry East, Poetry International, River City, Smartish Pace, The Christian Science Monitor, Nimrod, and River City.  She recently won the Thomas Merton Poetry of the Sacred Poetry Prize and the WB Yeats Society of NY Poetry Prize. The poems in this issue are from Radiance, which won the Word Press First Book Award and is forthcoming in July, 2005.

JOUGH DEMPSEY is a poet and critic who edits the online PoetryX.com.

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.

GREG KEELER has taught in the English Department at Montana State University since 1975.  He has published six collections of poetry.  His poems also have appeared in various anthologies, including Literature, edited by X. J. Kennedy, and Strong Measures, edited by Philip Dacey and David Jaus.  This year, he published a memoir, Waltzing With the Captain: Remembering Richard Brautigan, through Limberlost Press.

JAN KOENEN, a member of the faculty in the English department at Lake Tahoe Community College in California, has had poetry appear in Cream City Review and Seattle Review

FRANNIE LINDSAY's first volume of poetry, Where She Always Was, was selected by J.D. McClatchy for the 2004 May Swenson Award and published by Utah State University Press.  Recent poems have appeared in Atlantic Monthly, Field, Harvard Review, Mid-American Review, Prairie Schooner, Quarterly West, Tampa Review, and Yale Review.

JOEL MCCOLLOUGH's chapbook of poems, Quintet, was published by Ninety Six Press in 2003.  His poetry also has appeared in Blue Unicorn, Chattachoochee Review, Cold Mountain Review, Cumberland Poetry Review, Gulf Stream Magazine, and Southern Poetry Review, among others. 

ERIN MURPHY is the author of Science of Desire (Word Press, 2004) and Too Much of This World (forthcoming from Mammoth Books).  She teaches literature and creative writing at Washington College in Maryland.

PAUL NELSON's books of poetry include The Hard Shapes of Paradise (University of Alabama Press, 1988), Days Off (University Press of Virginia, 1982), Average Nights (L'Epervier Press, 1977), and Cargo (Stone Wall Press, 1972).  Recent poems have appeared in various literary journals, including Colorado Review, Kansas Quarterly, Laurel Review, North American Review, Ohio Review, Ploughshares, and Willow Springs.  He retired as Director of Creative Writing and Professor of English at Ohio University.  

MICHELE REESE has had work published in Kestrel, Paris Review, Smartish Pace, Tributaries, and other literary journals.  She is an assistant professor of English at the University of South Carolina, Sumter.

DONNA PUCCIANI has published many poems in literary journals, including After Hours, Hawaii Pacific Review, International Poetry Review, Maryland Poetry Review, Mid-America Poetry Review, Pinyon Poetry, Spoon River Poetry Review, Wisconsin Review, and Willow Review.

GILBERT PURDY's work in poetry, prose and translation has appeared in many journals, including Grand Street, Jacket Magazine, The Pedestal Magazine, and Poetry International.  

SUSAN RICH's first book of poetry, The Cartographer's Tongue / Poems of the World (White Pine Press, 2000), won the PEN West Poetry Award and the Peace Corps Writers' Poetry Award.  Her second collection, Talking Geography, is forthcoming from White Pine Press as well.  Her work has appeared in various journals, including North American Review, Poetry International, Prism International, and Witness.  She lives in Seattle and teaches at Highline Community College.

KATHERINE RIEGEL's poetry has appeared in various publications, including Gettysburg Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, and Indiana Review.

JAMES RIOUX has had poems most recently published in Five Points, North American Review, and Prairie Schooner.  "Possum" is part of a collection of faux-sonnets, Fistfuls of the Invisible, forthcoming from Penhallow Press of Franklin Pierce College.  

DON RUSS has had poems published in The Antigonish Review, Cold Mountain Review, The Flannery O'Connor Review, New Orleans Review, Passages North, Poetry Northwest, Poet's Market, Southern Humanities Review, Xavier Review, and many other magazines.    

DANIEL SAALFELD's poems have appeared in Folio, Portland Review, Seattle Review, Southeast Review, and others.  He teaches at The Catholic University of America.

TERRENCE SAVOIE's publications include work in American Poetry Review, Black Warrior Review, Blueline, Fugue, Iowa Review, North American Review, Northwest Review, Ploughshares, Poetry East, as well as in Visiting Walt: Poems Inspired by the Life and Work of Walt Whitman (University of Iowa Press, 2004).

D.A. JEREMY TELMAN has published numerous scholarly articles in American, German, and Israeli publications.  He received a Ph.D. in modern European intellectual history from Cornell University and a J.D. from New York University.  He is an assistant professor at the Valparaiso University School of Law.


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