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Len Anderson is a poet and physicist living in San José. His work has been published in Inroads,Voyager, Dallas Review, Compact Bone, and ArtistWriter.

Carol Carpenter's poems and stories have appeared or are forthcoming in The Christian Science Monitor, Yankee, Indiana Review, Quarterly West, Confrontation, Wisconsin Review, and Visions International. She received the 1997 Richard Eberhart Prize for Poetry (Florida State University) and first place for poetry in the 1992 Writer's Digest Competition.

Richard Cecil is the author of two collections of poems, Einstein's Brain and Alcatraz. His poetry has also appeared in APR, Poetry, Crazyhorse, New England Review, Ploughshares, and American Scholar. He teaches in the English Department and the Honors Division of Indiana University.

Malcolm de Chazal (1902-1981), who was of French ancestry and wrote in French, was born and lived most of his life in Mauritius, a group of islands in the Indian Ocean. He is best known for his Sens Plastique, a collection of about two thousand unnumbered aphorisms or pensèes.

Julio Cortázar was born in Brussels in 1914 of Argentinian parents, raised in Argentina, and spent his most productive years in Paris, where he died in 1984. His many books translated into English include Hopscotch, Blow-up And Other Stories, A Change Of Light and We Love Glenda So Much, Cronopios And Famas, A Manual For Manuel, The Winners, A Certain Lucas, and Around The Day In Eighty Words. Save Twilight, translated by Stephen Kessler, is the first collection of his poetry to appear in English.

Susan Kelly-DeWitt's poems have been published in Poetry, Nimrod, New Letters, Yankee, Prairie Schooner, and in many other literary journals. Her work appears most recently in I've Always Meant To Tell You: Letters To Our Mothers (Pocket Books, 1997), Richer Lives (Redwing Press, 1997), and Claiming The Spirit Within (Beacon Press, 1996). Her awards include a Wallace Stegner Fellowship for Poetry and a 1996 Pushcart nomination.

Liz Dossa writes both non-fiction articles about music, art, and social justice and poetry. Her articles have been published in Strings Magazine, Stanford Magazine, Northern California Home and Design, The Catholic Voice, and Peninsula Magazine. Her poetry has appeared in Blue Unicorn, Cape Rock Review, and Voices International. She is the Director of Communication for the Sisters of Mercy.

Jean Emerson is an IMA student at Antioch University of Yellowsprings, Ohio. Her poems have appeared in The World and I, Buffalo Bones, Passager, and other journals. Two of her books of poetry, Not Alone and Cycles Of The Moon Vine, have been published and she has been nominated for a 1997 Pushcart Prize.

Robert W. Evans has had poems published in various small journals and anthologies, including Blue Unicorn, Santa Clara Review, Cape Rock, and the Piedmont Literary Review. One of his poems was nominated for a 1996 Pushcart Prize.

Cynthia W. Gentry's short fiction was first published in Reed magazine. She has written four screenplays and is working on a novel, Valerie. Cynthia has a master's in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.A. in English from Stanford. She lives in Sunnyvale, California. Read her weekly film reviews on the DailyGossip.com web site.

Rafael Jesús González has been widely published in reviews and anthologies in the U.S., Mexico, and abroad. His collection of verse, El Hacedor De Juegos / The Maker Of Games, published by Casa Editorial, San Francisco, went into a second printing. Also a painter, sculptor, and installation artist, his work has been exhibited at the Oakland Museum, the Mexican Museum of San Francisco, and the Charles Allis Art Museum in Milwaukee.

Greg Hall once said, "Writing poetry is better than setting fire to your face," and still holds this view.

Buck Henry is a raconteur, screenwriter (The Graduate, Catch 22, To Die For, and What's Up Doc?), PBS producer and commentator, and well-known actor.

Joan Eyles Johnson is a Los Angeles playwright/screenwriter/ poet, whose poetry has appeared in Mediterranean Review, Sou'wester, Reed, Caffeine, and numerous other journals. Her plays have been produced in New York (off-Broadway), Los Angeles, and San José, and she has been the semi-finals judge for the Julie Harris Playwriting Contest in recent years. Her full-length play Margaret Of Tudor aired on National Public Radio in 1995 and 1997.

Stephen Kessler's poems, translations, essays, and journalism have appeared variously in the independent literary and alternative press. His latest book, a translation, is Save Twilight: Selected Poems by Julio Cortázar (City Lights).

Denise Levertov (1923-1997) is regarded as one of the finest poets of this century. Her books included Collected Earlier Poems, 1940-1960, Breathing The Water, A Door In The Hive, and Sands Of The Well, all from New Directions.

Morton Marcus' new book of poems, his seventh, When People Could Fly, was published by Hanging Loose in 1997. His poems have appeared in more than 70 anthologies, and current work can be found in Ploughshares, The Prose Poem: An International Journal, Barnabe Mt. Review, and in the anthologies The Party Train and American Poets Say Good-bye To The 20th Century.

Eve Page Mathias teaches Studio Art and Humanities at San José City College. She also serves as an Arts Commissioner for the City of San José, California. Her art work has been exhibited regionally and nationally.

Tom McKeown has published in The New Yorker, Harper's, The Atlantic, The Harvard Advocate and The Yale Review and has authored six books of poetry. He conducts poetry tutorials and critiques book manuscripts by mail. He lives with his wife, Patti, two toddlers and lots of paint, brushes, and canvasses in Middleton, Wisconsin. He is active in the International Order of St. Luke, a healing prayer ministry.

J. Mendes is a writer who lives in San José, California. Pascual Mendivil's poems have appeared in small press magazines. He resides in San José, California.

Katherine Mary Mills currently teaches theater at a liberal arts college in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 1996, she was a finalist in the Atlanta Review International Poetry Contest and the National Writer's Union Contest judged by Philip Levine.

Charlotte Muse teaches poetry and has authored two collections of poems. Read her reviews at AbleMUSE.

Antony Oldknow is a British-born writer, translator, and publisher who currently teaches at Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, where he also operates Scopcræft Press. His work has appeared in such magazines as Antaeus, Chelsea, Ironwood, Nation, and Poetry. He recently completed a new translation of Beowulf.

Veronica Patterson has published one collection of poetry, How To Make A Terrarium (Cleveland State University Poetry Center) and one collection of poetry and photography, The Bones Remember: A Dialogue, developed with photographer Ronda Stone. Her poems have appeared in many publications including The Southern Poetry Review, The Louisville Review, The Mid-America Review, The Bloomsbury Review, Another Chicago Magazine, and The Colorado Review.

Sarah Patton has had poems published in Open Places, The Little Magazine, Wisconsin Review, Slant, Atlanta Review, Defined Providence, and other journals and has won several awards. She has just completed a full-length poetry manuscript called The Joy Of Old Horses.

Robert S. Pesich, poet, and one of TMR's Associate Editors, has been published in Cutbank, Rain City Review, Bitter Oleander, The Oyez Review, The Santa Clara Review, and numerous other journals. He was awarded second place in the 1993 Villa Montalvo Biennial Poetry Competition judged by Alice Quinn, editor of The New Yorker.

Marge Piercy is the author of sixteen collections of poetry. Her latest, What Are Big Girls Made Of? published by Knopf in 1997 has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. She has written thirteen novels, all still in print. Fawcett published her latest novel, City Of Darkness, City Of Light, in the fall of 1996. She was awarded the Arthur C. Clarke Award for the Best Science Fiction Novel of 1992 in the United Kingdom for He, She And It (published in the United Kingdom as Body Of Glass).

Jane Pray Silver runs her own computer company, Silverfyre Multi-media, and has had work published in Hurricane Alice, ArtistWriter, and other small press magazines.Take a look at Jane's website, Silverfyre Multimedia and Training.

Aurelie Sheehan is a poet, essayist and fiction writer. Her collection of stories, Jack Kerouac Is Pregnant, came out with Dalkey Archive Press in 1994.

Michael Spence drives a public transit bus. His work has appeared recently or is forthcoming in The American Scholar, Poetry Northwest, Press, Poetry, The Georgia Review, and The Sewanee Review. His first book, The Spine, was published by Purdue University Press in 1987. His second book, Adam Chooses, has been accepted by Rose Alley Press, a new independent publisher in Seattle.

Jeff Taylor was awarded first place in the Riff Jazz Poetry Competition in 1994. He currently resides in Pennsylvania, where he works as a software engineer.

Mary Lou Taylor is a former teacher whose poetry has appeared in numerous literary journals. She now serves on the Board of Trustees of Villa Montalvo and is chair of the Literary Arts Committee.

Michael J. Vaughn, an Associate Editor at TMR, is the author of Frozen Music, a choral novel from Soho Press (New York City, 1995). His poetry has appeared in Eclectic Literary Forum, North Atlantic Review and Orange Coast Review. "An Agnostic Christmas" first appeared in Karamu.

Ioanna-Veronika Warwick was born in Poland and came to this country when she was 17. She has been published in Ploughshares, Poetry, Best American Poetry 1992, The Iowa Review, New Letters, Nimrod, Southern Poetry Review, Quarterly West (First Prize, 1990 Writers-at-Work Fellowship Competition), The Prairie Schooner, and other magazines.

Irving Weiss is a former professor of English and Media at the State University of New York. He has published two selective translations from Malcolm de Chazal's Plastic Sense (1972, introduction by W. H. Auden) and Sens-Plastique (1980). Visual Voices: The Poem As A Print Object and Number Poems are two of his most recent collections of visual poetry. His writing has also appeared in The New Yorker, and in volume 2 of A Bell Ringing In The Empty Sky: The Best of The Sun.

Eran Williams has been published in Exquisite Corpse, Wilderness, ONTHEBUS, Reed, and other magazines. He recently returned from Hungary where he worked for two years as a Soros Teaching Fellow and is currently an instructor in the Linguistics and Language Development Department at San José State University.

Jane Yongue Wood has an M.A. in English Literature from SFSU, and was editorial coordinator for Interpretations, a graduate student publication of literary criticism. She has been published in Coracle, The Santa Fe Review, and has an upcoming piece in Barnabe Mountain Review. She is currently working on her first novel.

Gary Young is a poet and artist whose books include Hands, The Dream Of A Moral Life and the newly released Days. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and his print work is represented in many collections including the Museum of Modern Art and the Getty Center for the Arts. He edits the Greenhouse Review Press from Santa Cruz, California.

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