Billy Collins‘s latest collection is Nine Horses (Random House, 2002). Sailing AloneAround the Room: New and Selected Poems was published in 2001 by Random House.He was the United States Poet Laureate for 2001-2002. Photo by Joann Carney.
Wayne Dodd‘s new book of poems, IS, will be published by BOA Editions in early 2003.Other recent books are The Blue Salvages (1998) and Of Desire & Disorder (1994), bothfrom Carnegie-Mellon University Press. Dodd received the Ohio Governor’s Award for theArts in 2001.
Wendy Doniger is the Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religionsat the University of Chicago. Her most recent publications are The Bedtrick: Talesof Sex and Masquerade (2000) and a new translation of The Kamasutra (2002).
Carol Muske-Dukes‘s new collection of essays, Married to the Icepick Killer: A Poet inHollywood, was published in 2002 by Random House, which will also publish her collectionof poems, Sparrow, in the spring.
Annie Finch‘s collections of poetry include Eve (Story Line Press, 1997) and Calendars(Tupelo Press, forthcoming 2003), both finalists in the National Poetry Series. Her poemshave been published in journals including Yale Review, The Kenyon Review, PartisanReview, and Paris Review and in anthologies including Norton’s Anthology of WorldPoetry and the new Penguin Book of the Sonnet. Finch teaches at Miami University ofOhio.
Joseph Freda‘s second novel, The Patience of Rivers, from which “Dreaming the River”is taken, will be published by W. W. Norton in February 2003. His first novel, SuburbanGuerrillas, won an Individual Artist Fellowship from the New Hampshire State Councilon the Arts. Short fiction and personal essay credits include Story Quarterly, Coffee Journal,and the Literary Gazette.
Marilyn Hacker is the author of nine books, including Winter Numbers (W. W. Norton,1994), which received a Lambda Literary Award and the Lenore Marshall Award of theNation magazine and the Academy of American Poets, both in 1995; Selected Poems(W. W. Norton, 1994), which was awarded the Poets’ Prize in 1996; and the verse novelLove, Death and the Changing of the Seasons (Arbor House/William Morrow, 1986).Squares and Courtyards was published by W. W. Norton in 2000. A Long-Gone Sun, hertranslation of Claire Malroux’s poem-narrative of World War II, was published by SheepMeadow Press in 2000. Here There Was Once a Country, her translation of the poems ofVénus Khoury-Ghata, was published in 2001 by Oberlin College Press. She Says, anothertranslated collection of Vénus Khoury-Ghata’s poems, in a bilingual edition, will be publishedby Graywolf Press in the spring of 2003. Hacker’s own new collection,Desesperanto, will be published in the spring of 2003 by W. W. Norton. She was editor ofThe Kenyon Review from 1990 through 1994. She lives in New York and Paris. Photo by Eleanor Hamilton.
Ann Marie Healy is a playwright and performer. Her play Bonnie was produced atEnsemble Studio Theatre in January 2002, and her plays Beach and Summer A Go-Gohave been developed with Clubbed Thumb. The works are published by Samuel Frenchand Smith & Krans.
Roald Hoffmann is a theoretical chemist and writer of poetry, plays, and nonfiction. Hisfourth poetry collection, Soliton, was published by Truman State University Press in2002.
Gail Jones works in the Department of English, Communications, and Cultural Studiesat the University of Western Australia. She is the author of two award-winning books ofshort stories, The House of Breathing (1992) and Fetish Lives (1997), both published inthe United States by George Braziller and translated elsewhere. She recently publishedher first novel, Black Mirror, with Picador Australia.
Sheri Joseph‘s cycle of stories, Bear Me Safely Over, was published by Grove/Atlantic inApril 2002. Other short fiction has appeared in the Georgia Review, Virginia QuarterlyReview, Shenandoah, and elsewhere.
John Kinsella‘s experimental poems will be published by Rattapallax Press in March 2003; his new and selected poems, Peripheral Vision, will be published by Norton in fall 2003.
Janet McAdams‘s collection of poetry, The Island of Lost Luggage (University of ArizonaPress, 2000), won an American Book Award. She is a member of the Wordcraft Circle ofNative Writers and Storytellers.
Mary Jo Salter‘s fifth collection of poems, Open Shutters, will appear from Knopf in thespring. She is Emily Dickinson Senior Lecturer in the Humanities at Mount Holyoke College.
Sherod Santos‘s most recent book of poems, The Pilot Star Elegies (W.W. Norton),was a National Book Award Finalist in 1999. A new book of poems, The Perishing,is due from W.W. Norton in 2003.
Taylor Stoehr is Paul Goodman’s literary executor and has edited many volumes of hiswork, most recently The Empire City. His book Here Now Next recounts Goodman’s partin the founding of the Gestalt Therapy movement. He has also written widely on culturaland literary history, and teaches in the English department of the University of Massachusettsin Boston.
Arthur Sze‘s latest books are The Silk Dragon: Translations from the Chinese (CopperCanyon Press, 2001) and The Redshifting Web: Poems 1970-1998 (Copper Canyon Press,1998).
Patricia Vigderman teaches at Kenyon College. Her writing has appeared in the Nation,Parabola, the New York Times, Working Papers, and other publications. She is currentlyworking on an extended meditation about the Boston art collector Isabella Stewart Gardner.
Ellen Bryant Voigt has published six books of poetry—Claiming Kin, The Forces ofPlenty, The Lotus Flowers, Two Trees, Kyrie (a National Book Critics’ Circle Award finalist),and most recently, Shadow of Heaven—as well as The Flexible Lyric, a collection ofessays. She was awarded the 2002 Fellowship from the Academy of American Poets.
Charles Wyatt‘s Falling Stones: The Spirit Autobiography of S. M. Jones is the winner ofthe 2002 Clay Reynolds Novella Prize of the Texas Review Press.