DAVID BAKER’S newvolume of poetry, Midwest Eclogue, is forthcoming in thefall from W.W. Norton.
JILL BIALOSKY is the authorof two books of poetry, The End of Desire (Knopf, 1997),Subterranean (Knopf, 2001), and a novel, House underSnow (Harcourt, 2002). Her poems and essays have appeared inParis Review, Poetry, New Yorker, and American Poetry Review.She lives in New York City.
LINDA BIERDS’S seventhbook of poetry, First Hand, will be published in April byPutnam. She teaches in the M.F.A. program at the University of Washingtonand is the recipient of fellowships from the Ingram Merrill, Guggenheim,and MacArthur foundations.
ROBERT OLEN BUTLER haspublished thirteen books, one of which, A Good Scent from a StrangeMountain, won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His new bookof short stories, Had a Good Time (Grove Press), is basedon his collection of antique picture postcards.
MARTHA COLLINS’sbook-length poem Blue Front, from which the excerpts in thisissue are taken, is forthcoming from Graywolf. She has also publishedfour collections of poems and cotranslated two volumes of poems fromVietnamese, most recently Green Rice by Lam Thi My Da (Curbstone,2005). She also has a chapbook forthcoming from Barnwood Press. Sheis Pauline Delaney Professor of Creative Writing at Oberlin College,where she also serves as one of the editors of Field. Photo credit: Doug Macomber.
CARL DENNIS’s eighthbook of poems, Practical Gods, won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize.His New and Selected Poems 1974-2004, was published in 2004.FANNY HOWE’s mostrecent publications include Economics (short stories; FloodEditions), Gone (UC Press), and The Wedding Dress(UC Press). She teaches at the New School.
BRAD KESSLER is the authorof Lick Creek (Scribner, 2001) and a forthcoming novel, TheKingfishers.
ROMULUS LINNEY is theauthor of three novels, many stories, and over thirty plays, stagedthroughout the United States and abroad. He is a member of the AmericanAcademy of Arts and Letters. Photo credit: Jim Peters.
MIRANDA F. MELLIS is currentlycompleting a trilogy of novellas and a graphic novel. She edits theinterdisciplinary publication Encyclopedia. Her work hasbeen published in Cabinet, Fence, BeeHive, h2so4, Nerve Lantern,and elsewhere. In 2004 she received an M.F.A. from Brown University’sLiterary Arts Program and was awarded the John Hawkes Memorial Prizefor Fiction and the Michael S. Harper Praxis Prize.CARL PHILLIPS is the authorof seven books of poetry, most recently The Rest of Love(Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004). Coin of the Realm: Essays onthe Life and Art of Poetry was published by Graywolf in 2004.
MARY RECHNER is a recipientof a 2003 Oregon Literary Fellowship from Literary Arts. She has publishedwork in the English Journal and other literary magazinesand recently completed her first novel, Blood. She is currentlyfinishing her M.F.A. at Antioch University, Los Angeles.
ROGER ROSENBLATT’Smost recent book of essays is Anything Can Happen (Harcourt,2003). His first novel, Lapham Rises (Ecco Press, HarperCollins),will be published later this year.
PETER RUTKOFF and WILLSCOTT have worked together for twenty-five years. At Kenyon Collegethey teach American Studies and history, respectively, and are theauthors of New School: A History of the New School for SocialResearch and New York Modern: The Arts and the City.Between 1997 and 2000 they jointly held the NEH Chair in DistinguishedTeaching at Kenyon where they developed the award-winning course “Northby South.” They are currently completing their new book, FlyAway: The Great African American Migration, from which theirKenyon Review essay is taken.
CHARLIE SMITH is the authorof Women in America (W. W. Norton, 2004), and five otherpoetry books as well as a half dozen novels. He is the recipient ofGuggenheim and National Endowment for the Arts fellowships. He livesin New York City.
PRISCILLA SNEFF has receivedwriting grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the MassachusettsCultural Council. She teaches at Tufts University.
CHASE TWICHELL’Snew book, Dog Language, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon.She is the editor of Ausable Press.
ANTHONY WINNER, an emeritusprofessor of English, is the author of Characters in the Twilight(University Press of Virginia, 1981) and Culture and Irony:Conrad’s Major Novels (University Press of Virginia, 1988).He cross-dresses memoir and fiction, as in the now-completed “MyFiction.”
TERRI WITEK is the authorof Fools and Crows (Orchises Press, 2003), Courting Couples(winner of the 2000 Center for Book Arts Prize), and Robert Lowelland Life Studies: Revising the Self (University of Missouri Press,1991). She teaches at Stetson University. Photo credit: Nancy Barber.
DAVID WOO is the authorof a book of poems, The Eclipses (BOA Editions, April 2005).His work has appeared in New Yorker, Georgia Review, SouthwestReview, and other journals and anthologies.
CHARLES WRIGHT teachesat the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Negative Blue:Selected Later Poems (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2000) is hismost recent book.