Bobby Arellano‘s first print novel is Fast Eddie, King of the Bees (Akashic, 2001). Under the alias Bobby Rabyd, he published Sunshine ’69 (Sonicnet, 1996), the Web’s first interactive novel, at www.sunshine69.com. Arellano teaches hypertext fiction and Cuban studies at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Photo by Genine Tasso.
Anne Carson‘s recent work includes Economy of the Unlost (Princeton, 1997), Men in the Off Hours (Knopf, 2000), and The Beauty of the Husband (Knopf, 2001).
Mathew Chacko‘s short stories have appeared in Missouri Review, Chicago Review, Puerto del Sol, Many Mountains Moving, and other publications. He is completing a collection of stories and has begun work on a novel. He teaches at Denison University.
Howell Chickering is the G. Armour Craig Professor of Language and Literature at Amherst College, and the author of Beowulf: A Dual-Language Edition (Anchor, 1977).
Robert Coover‘s most recent books are John’s Wife (Simon and Schuster, 1997) and Ghost Town (Grove Atlantic, 2000). His next work, Raw Footage: The Adventures of Lucky Pierre, will be published in 2002. Coover teaches experimental and electronic writing at Brown University.
Regenia Gagnier is professor of English at the University of Exeter. Her books include Idylls of the Marketplace: Oscar Wilde and the Victorian Public (Stanford, 1986); Subjectivities: A History of Self-Representation in Britain, 1832-1920 (Oxford, 1991); and most recently, The Insatiability of Human Wants: Economics and Aesthetics in Market Society (Chicago, 2000). She is currently working on comparative models of individualism in Britain and the United States in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Gary Gildner‘s stories have been collected in The Crush (Ecco, 1983) and A Week in South Dakota (Algonquin, 1987). He received the National Magazine Award for Fiction in 1986 and the Iowa Poetry Prize for The Bunker in the Parsley Fields (Iowa, 1997). He lives in Idaho.
Linda Gregg‘s fifth book, Things and Flesh, was published in 1999. Graywolf Press is reissuing her first two books.
William Heyen‘s most recent books include The Host: Selected Poems (Time Being Books, 1994) and Crazy Horse in Stillness (BOA, 1997), which won 1997′s Small Press Book Award for Poetry. Mammoth Books will publish Home, a collection of essays, and The Hummingbird Corporation, stories, in the spring of 2002. A former senior Fulbright lecturer in American literature in Germany and Guggenheim Fellow, he is Emeritus Professor of English and Poet in Residence
Shelley Jackson‘s short stories have appeared in Conjunctions, Fence, and Grand Street. She is the author of the acclaimed hypertext novel Patchwork Girl (Eastgate, 1995), and her many electronic projects can be found online through her home site at www.ineradicablestain.com. She is currently finishing a novel.
John Kinsella‘s most recent volumes of poetry are Visitants (Bloodaxe/Reform, 1999) and Wheatlands (with Dorothy Hewett; Freemantle Arts Centre Press, 2000). Grappling Eros (Freemantle Arts Centre Press), a volume of short stories, was published in 1998. Photo by Jeff Doyle.
Joanna Klink‘s first book of poems, They Are Sleeping, was recently published by the University of Georgia Press. She teaches at the University of Montana and is writing a book on Paul Celan entitled You.
Ted Kooser‘s most recent book is Winter Morning Walks; 100 Postcards to Jim Harrison. He is a retired life insurance executive and a visiting professor at the University of Nebraska.
Harriet Levin‘s first book of poems, The Christmas Show (Beacon Press, 1997), was the winner of the Barnard New Women Poet’s Prize and the Alice Fay di Castagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America. She directs the University Writing Program at the Drexel University in Philadelphia.
Timothy Liu‘s books of poems are Vox Angelica (AliceJames, 1992), Burnt Offerings (Copper Canyon, 1995), and Say Goodnight (Copper Canyon, 1998).
Campbell McGrath, a MacArthur fellow in 1999, lives in Miami Beach and teaches at Florida International University. Photo by Hans Morgenstern.
Lynne McMahon‘s most recent book of poems, The House of Entertaining Science, is available from David R. Godine.
Wesley McNair‘s new volume of poems, Fire (Godine), will be out early in 2002. Carnegie Mellon Press just reissued his collection The Faces of Americans in 1853 as a Classic Contemporary.
W. S. Merwin‘s most recent publications are The River Sound (poems, 2000) and a translation of Dante’s Purgatorio (1999), both from Knopf. A new book of poems, The Pupil, was recently published. Photo by Matthew Carlos Schwartz.
Joyce Carol Oates is the author most recently of Faithless: Tales of Trangression and the novel Middle-Age: A Romance, both from Ecco/HarperCollins. She is Professor of Humanities at Princeton University.
Ira Sadoff‘s most recent collection of poems is Grazing (University of Illinois, 1998). New work is forthcoming in American Poetry Review, New Republic, and Paris Review, and his poems have been anthologized in The Body Electric (Norton). He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, 1999-2000, and is the winner of the Jerome Shestack Prize for best poems published in the American Poetry Review, 1998.
Betsy Sholl has published five collections of poetry, most recently The Red Line (Pitt, 1992) and Don’t Explain (Wisconsin, 1997). She has won the AWP Prize for Poetry (1991) and the Felix Pollak Prize (1997).
George Steiner is Charles Eliot Norton Professor at Harvard University. His most recent book is Grammars of Creation (Yale University Press, 2001). Photo by Frederic Brenner.
Leon Stokesbury‘s latest book, Autumn Rhythm, won the Poets’ Prize in 1998.
Ellen Bryant Voigt‘s sixth volume of poetry, Shadow of Heaven, is forthcoming from W. W. Norton in February 2002. Most recently, she has published The Flexible Lyric, a collection of craft essays. She teaches in the Warren Wilson low-residency M.F..A. Program for Writers, and she is currently the Vermont State Poet.
Brenda Walker has written three novels, Crush (Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1990), One More River (Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1993), and Poe’s Cat (Viking, 1999). Her short stories have been widely anthologized and her novels have been translated into Italian.
Charles Wright teaches at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Negative Blue: Selected Later Poems (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2000) is his most recent book.