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Len Anderson is a poet and physicist who lives in Santa Cruz, California. His work has recently appeared in Bellowing Ark, Sarasota Review of Poetry, The Montserrat Review and Quarry West. He is a winner of the Dragonfly Press Poetry Competition and the Mary Lonnberg Smith Poetry Award.

Walter Bargen has published eight books of poetry. The most recent book, Harmonic Balance, from Timberline Press was published in March 2001. He's the winner of the Chester H. Jones Foundation poetry prize in 1997.

Dancing Bear's poems have been published in hundreds of journals. He is Editor-In-Chief of Disquieting Muses (disquietingmuses.com) and the host of "Out of Our Minds," a weekly poetry program on public radio. "Black Ice" first appeared in Slipstream.

Juanita Beresford-Redman lives, studies, and works in Englewood, Florida. Her poetry has appeared in The Sarasota Review of Poetry, The Kenyon Summer Workshop Review, Images, Pentangle, Inklings, and the anthology, When Morning Stars Sing.

James BlueWolf is a mixed-blood Choctaw born in Oklahoma. His poetry has appeared in several journals and his first chapbook, Sitting By His Bones, was published by Earthen Vessel Productions. He has recently co-authored a book of vignettes, Grandpa Says, and has completed his second book of poetry, Haunted Hearts and Indin Parts. "Thumbs" appears in Sitting By His Bones (Earthen Vessel Productions).

Laura Callahan recently completed work on a doctorate in Spanish linguistics at the University of California-Berkeley, where she wrote a dissertation on codeswitching. She lives in San Jose with her husband, Joe Miller. "The Unmother" first appeared in PSI: The Forum, Fall, 1996.

Charles Cantrell, who teaches English at Madison Area Technical College, has published poems in recent issues of New Delta Review and Rattle, which nominated his poem for a Pushcart Prize.

Wendy Taylor Carlisle's first book, Reading Berryman to the Dog, was published in December, 2000 by Jacaranda Press. She and her husband David and the dog live in East Texas.

Linda Carney, in addition to teaching science to middle school students, was a poet, pianist and painter. Her poetry collection, Green Temples, was published by Jacaranda Press. She passed away on March 12, 2000, after a four-year battle with cancer.

Mary-Marcia Casoly has a degree in Creative Writing and Art from San Francisco State. Her poems have appeared in Alchemy, Bellowing Ark, Chrysanthemum and local anthologies. She serves on the Waverly Writers Steering Committee, a South Bay poetry forum founded in 1981. She is a native San Franciscan, currently living in Palo Alto.

Aimee Cass lives with her beau, their baby daughter and their many cats, building web sites for fun and profit. Her poetry has appeared in various local and national publications.

Grace Cavalieri was the Producer/Host of the weekly public radio program, "The Poet and the Poem" (1977-1997). She has published more than 500 poems in American and British periodicals, has written twelve books of poetry and has produced eighteen plays for theater. She lives in West Virginia and has been Writer-in-Residence at Castello Di Montegufoni, Tuscany since 1996.

J. T. Cavender's work has appeared in The Colorado Quarterly, Poetry Now, Snapdragon, Descant, The Sunstone Review, The Remington Review, The Black Fly Review, and Concerning Poetry, to name but a few publications. He teaches writing and literature at Truckee Meadows Community College in Nevada.

Jon Cone edited the international literary review, World Letter, for nearly nine years. He has had poems published in Lost and Found, ZYX, The End Review, Slope, and Idiolect, and is presently seeking a publisher for his manuscript, What Got Done. (E-mail: hollowman57@hotmail.com).

Johnny Cordova's poems have appeared in Slipstream, Chiron Review, Long Shot, Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, and other magazines. He grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and currently lives in Prescott, Arizona.

Paul Crine earned his A. B. at Harvard where he was a classmate of John Ashberry. His full-length collection, Sun City Blues, was published in 2000 by Scopcraeft Press. His second book, Hearts of Earth, is forthcoming from the same press.

Mark DeFoe's latest book is Air (Green Tower Press). He's on the www at canwehaveourballback.com and poetrybay.com and has work due out in The Ledge, Reed, and others. He teaches at West Virginia Wesleyan.

James Doyle is the author of The Silk at her Throat, a poetry book from Cedar Hill Publications, (1999), The Sixth Day, a collection of poems from Pygmy Forest Press (1988) and The Governor's Office, a chapbook from Black Bear Publications (1986). His poetry has appeared in the anthology, Literature: An Introduction to Critical Reading (Prentice Hall, 1996), and more than 100 journals, including Poetry, The Beloit Poetry Journal and The Literary Review. He lives in Colorado.

Paul Dunlap's poems have recently appeared in Image and The Greensboro Review. He teaches creative writing and other English courses at Henry M. Gunn High School in Palo Alto, CA.

Elizabeth Eastmond, of Riverside, California, is married and the mother of four children. Previously published in The Montserrat Review, she is currently at work on her novel. When it all becomes too overwhelming, she quilts.

Jean Emerson is a San Jose based poet and gardener who has a firm belief in the palliative power of people sharing their ideas and their poetry. Her work has appeared in Passagers, Salt Lick Press, The World and I, and caesura. Her book on writing in community will be published later this year.

Gail Ford is a poet, novelist and short story writer. She has been published in the Crazy Child Scribbler and Northern Contours, and is a regular reader in the Bay Area. A contributor to the Bay Area writer's community, Gail ran the reading series for two years at Berkeley's Nefeli Cafe, presently hosts, with her husband Clive Matson, a monthly poetry salon in North Oakland, and owns Broken Shadow Publications, a small literary press. She has worked at the UC Berkeley Library since 1984 and was a member and then Chair of the UCB Chancellor's Staff Advisory Committee.

Cynthia W. Gentry is a screenwriter and fiction writer whose work has appeared in Reed Magazine and The Montserrat Review. She also reviews film for the DailyGossip.com Web site, and is working towards a master's degree in creative writing from San Francisco State University. She is a graduate of Stanford University and U.C. Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism.

Jean Gillespie's poems focus on deep emotions anchored in humor. She is a psychologist and lives with her husband in Northern California.

Robert P. Glass took the photo which accompanies Mary-Marcia Casoly's poem, "Quixote And Sancho Take On The Bay Bridge, 1935."

Tony Gloeggler currently manages a group home for developmentally disabled men in Brooklyn. His poems have been published in numerous journals and anthologies. His chapbook, One on One, won the 1998 Pearl Poetry Prize. Pavement Saw Press will publish his first full-length book, One Wish Left, in the Fall of 2001.

Matthew Goodsell (cover art) did not make the decision to develop his artistic talent until after he graduated from Oregon State University where, oddly enough, he studied not art, but molecular genetics. He has been painting on and off for the past five years. Even more recent is his decision to devote his time to establishing himself as a professional illustrator. Goodsell resides in Reno, Nevada.

Carolyn Grassi, a native of New York, was educated at Brooklyn College and received an M.A. in Political Philosophy at San Jose State University. A recipient of an Ingram Merrill Foundation Grant Award, her manuscript, Transparencies, was nominated for a Pushcart Poetry Prize. Her collection, Journey to Chartres, was published by Black Swan Books. Grassi's poetry has appeared in several journals and a suite of her poems was set to music and performed at Mills College.

Susan Grimm is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. Her poems have appeared in Poetry Northwest, Pivot, and other publoications. Her chapbook, Almost Home, was published by the Cleveland State University Poetry Center in 1997.

JoAnne Growney, a former Mathematics professor, now focuses on poetry and is currently an MFA student at Hunter College. In Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, where she lives, she actively participates in and promotes the arts.

Lara Gularte's work has appeared in various publications including the San Jose Mercury News, The Montserrat Review, The Tule Review, Zambomba, caesura, Writing for Our Lives and O Progresso, a Portuguese Historical Publication. She has work forthcoming in the The Santa Clara Review and is a San Jose Center for Poetry and Literature board member.

Karen Hammond lives on the Maine coast and writes in a tiny office tucked under the eaves of her funky Victorian house. A graduate of UNH and SUNY-Binghampton, she has won several awards for poetry.

Gayle Elen Harvey's most recent acceptances have been with the Louisiana Review, Smartish Pace, Gulf Coast, A Journal of Art & Literature, Paintbrush, Buckle &, The Bitter Oleander, Americas Review, Common Ground, and Poetry New York. Her awards include the New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship, 1st Prize winner Columbia University Journal of Literature & Art, Soundings East, and the Frances Locke Memorial Award. Since 1976, poetry has been for her, not art, but breathing. She's published four chapbooks and has four more, along with a book-length manuscript, making the rounds.

Barbara Hendryson's poetry has appeared in over sixty literary journals and new anthologies. When not writing, she makes walking sticks, and grows culinary herbs and potatoes.

Wendy Herbert, winner of the 1997 Anna Davidson Rosenberg Prize, was also a finalist in the 1997 Phyllis Smart Young Prize and a nominee for the Pushcart Prize. She is a professional flutist. "Messiah" first appeared in Confluence.

Parthenia M. Hicks is a freelance writer and an Associate Editor of The Montserrat Review. She won the Villa Montalvo 1999 Biennial Poetry Competition and has attended the Breadloaf Writers Conference twice. She is currently working on a series of short stories and two chapbooks: Firewalk and One Night She Swallowed the Moon.

Colette Inez is the author of eight books of poetry, the latest of which, Clemency, was released last year by Carnegie Mellon University Press. She has received fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations, and twice from the National Endowment for the Arts. She is currently an associate professor with Columbia University's Writing Program.

Robin Jacobson is a California Poet in the Schools and leads creative writing workshops for adults. She has also won several prizes, grants, and residencies for her poetry, which has appeared in such magazines and anthologies as Atlanta Review, Earth's Daughters, Barnabe Mountain Review, Poetry Flash, and Hard Love: Writings on Violence and Intimacy. Her chapbook, Eye Drops (Ruah, 1999), won the third annual Power of Poetry Competition.

Elaine Kahn's childhood poems and stories were published on the "kiddie" page of the local newspaper and she has been writing, on and off, ever since. She is interested in both poetry and fiction.

Esther Kamkar was born in Iran. She lives and works in Palo Alto. She is the recipient of the Peninsula Artists Grant 2001 from the Peninsula Community Foundation.

Stephen Kessler's most recent book of poems is After Modigliani (Creative Arts). His new collection, Tell It to the Rabbis and other poems 1977-2000, is due out this fall from Creative Arts.

Richard Kostelanetz is a writer, artist, critic, and editor of the avant-garde. Among his works are The End of Intelligent Writing: Literary Politics in America (1974), Recyclings: A Literary Anthology (1974, 1984), Politics in the African-American Novel (1991), Published Encomia, 1967-91 (1991), On Innovative Art(ist)s (1992) and a Dictionary of the Avant-Garde (1999).

Judy Kronenfeld's poems, short stories, creative nonfiction, essays and reviews have appeared in a variety of magazines and journals. Her critical study, King Lear and the Naked Truth, was published by Duke University Press in 1998.
A poetry chapbook, Disappeared Down Dark Wells, And Still Falling (The Inevitable Press) came out in the spring of 2000.

Alexander Long was educated at West Chester University, Western Michigan University, and in the Writing Seminars at The Johns Hopkins University. He has worked as a professional musician, obituary writer, and teacher. His poems, essays, and book reviews have appeared in The American Writers Series (Charles Scribner's Sons), Quarterly West, The Connecticut Review, Solo, Third Coast, The Prose Poem: An International Journal, The Montserrat Review, and elsewhere. He is co-editor (with Christopher Buckley) of A Condition of the Spirit: The Work & Life Of Larry Levis. His chapbook, Implosion & Light For At Least A Million Years, will be published by Mille Grazie Press in fall 2001.

Joel Long's book, Winged Insects, was published in 1998 from White Pine Press. His poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Willow Springs, and Mid-American Review among other journals and in several anthologies.

Calder Lowe is the Executive Editor of The Montserrat Review. Her writing has appeared in numerous small press journals and anthologies. She was awarded an artist residency at the Ragdale Foundation in Spring, 2000.

Joanne Lowery is the author of Double Feature, a collection of poems from Pygmy Forest Press (Eureka, California). Her poems have appeared in Columbia, Florida Review, Northwest Review and Seneca Review. She lives in Michigan.

Matthew Lucero lives in California.

Kathie Isaac-Luke is editor of caesura, the journal of the San Jose Center for Poetry and Literature. Her poetry has appeared in Sarasota Review and Connecticut Review.

Jim Lyle was born and raised in Texas and Oklahoma. He attended college in Wichita, Kansas and at the University of Chicago, and served in the USAF and the USAF Reserves with a discharge rank of Captain. Jim was a twenty year partner in a Design business. In 1994, he retired to hunt rocks, paint, and write. "Twister" appears in his first book, Things Seen in the Desert, published by Earthen Vessel Productions.

Pamela McClure's recent work has appeared in Shenandoah, Passages North, and Poetry Daily. She lives in Columbia, Missouri, teaches English at the University of Missouri and also works as a paramedic. She has two fine-press books from Sutton-Hoo Press.

Tom McKeown is working on his seventh book of poems. He has published previously in Atlantic, Harper's and The New Yorker. He also paints in oils, acrylics, and watercolors.

Joe Miller's poems and performances range from delightfully abrasive to violently sentimental. Joe is a widely published graphic designer, a professor of design, and lives with his wife Laura Callahan in San Jose, California.

Mark Mirick grew up along the Mississippi River. He received his MD degree from the University of Iowa. He currently resides in Wausau, Wisconsin. This is his first appearance in print.

CJ Muchala performs with the Sparks Poetry Troupe in Metro Milwaukee. Her work is available on the CD, The Sparks Look At News, Weather and Sports and in the chapbook, Traveling Without a Map.

Charlotte Muse teaches and writes poetry. She wishes she could define what success means to a poet, and perhaps be more successful. She is too old to be young and too young to be old.

Edward Myers was born in Colorado and grew up in Denver, Mexico, and Peru. The author of several psychology books and novels, he currently lives in New Jersey.

Cory-Ellen Nadel is a member of the Endicott Studio (www.endicott-studio.com). By the release of this issue, she will have fled New Jersey, taking with her only a computer and a cat.

B.Z. Niditch, poet, playwright, and fiction writer is published widely throughout the United States and abroad. His work has appeared in the Anthology of Magazine Verse & Yearbook of American Poetry, Columbia: A Magazine of Poetry & Art, The Literary Review, Denver Quarterly, International Poetry Review, Prism International, and Synaesthetic. He is also the founder and artistic director of The Original Theater, in Boston. Recent books of poetry include Crucifixion Times (University Editions), AM/PM (Good Samaritan Press, 1999), and The Inside-Out World of B.Z. Niditch (Lummox Press, 1999).

Wendy Norris is a graduate of Mills College in Oakland, CA and taught for several years as a California Poet in the Schools. Her own poetry has been published in anthologies and featured on public radio. She delivered eighteen performances of the acclaimed one-woman show, "The Belle of Amherst", based on the life of American poet Emily Dickinson. For the past five years she has been active in non-profit arts organizations in Northern California, as a collaborator, director, curator, producer, and performer.

Lorin Oberweger's work has appeared in dozens of magazines, including Story Quarterly, Amelia, Woman of Power, and The Sarasota Arts Review. An award-winning author, Lorin also serves as an Editorial Director of the acclaimed Writers Retreat Workshop.

Joan Ohanneson's books include And They Felt No Shame, Woman: Survivor in the Church, and Scarlet Music - A Life of Hildegard of Bingen. She has written, produced and lectured internationally.

Antony Oldknow is a British-born writer, translator, editor, and publisher who teaches at Eastern New Mexico University, and has been published in many distinguished North American and British periodicals, including Antaeus, Fiddlehead, Ghosts and Scholars, and The Montserrat Review.

C. Mikal Oness is the founding editor of Sutton Hoo Press, a literary fine press producing hand-made limited editions of poetry and prose. A graduate of Iowa's Writer's Workshop and the University of Missouri and a Toi Shan Fellow of the Taoist Center in Washington, D.C., his work has appeared or is forthcoming in several literary journals across the country, including The Iowa Review, Shenandoah, Third Coast, The Bloomsbury Review, and many others. His work has been awarded the Mahan Poetry Prize, the Academy of American Poets Prize, and most recently the 1998 Mary Roberts Rinehart Award in Poetry from George Mason University. His book Water Becomes Bone was published by New Issues Press. He has a limited edition chapbook, Impossible Fires, forthcoming from Aureole Press and another collection of poetry, Husks, from Brandenburg Press.

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 published two books of poetry, The Joy Of Old Horses and Sanctuary (Scoepcroft Press). Sarah is this year's winner of the Dragonfly Press Award for Literary Achievement.

Robert S. Pesich is an associate editor for The Montserrat Review. New work is forthcoming in The Bitter Oleander, Mediphors, and The Montserrat Review. His chapbook, Burned Kilim, was published by Dragonfly Press in Summer, 2001. He works as a research associate studying the genetics of cancer. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Allan Peterson is Chair of the Visual Arts Department at Pensacola Junior College. His poetry has been published in Agni, Gettysburg Review, Negative Capability and The Midwest Quarterly. He has had two books of poetry published: Stars on a Wire (Parallel Editions, 1989) and Small Charities (Panhandler Press, 1995). During the past year, he was awarded an Individual Artist's Fellowship from the Fine Arts Council of Florida, and shared the first prize for poetry from the New York journal, Literal Latt?.

Dan Phillips holds a masters in creative writing from San Francisco State University, and teaches English and creative writing in public schools and junior colleges. He has published poems and short stories in the small press, including a cooperatively edited anthology, Coast Lines, with seven other Santa Cruz poets. He has also written three novels and numerous screenplays, two of which have been optioned for production.

Marge Piercy is the author of fifteen collections of poetry including What Are Big Girls Made Of?, The Art Of Blessing The Day, a collection of Jewish themed poetry published by Knopf, and Early Grrrl, a collection of her early and unncollected poetry brought out by Leapfrog Press in 1999. She has written fifteen novels, all still in print. Her most recent novel, Three Women, was published by Morrow in 1999 and is now in paperback. Her memoir, Sleeping With Cats, will be published by Morrow/Harper Collins in 2001. So You Want To Write: Mastering the Art of Fictional Narrative co-authored with Ira Wood will be brought out by Leapfrog Press in August 2001.

Andrea Potos lives in Madison, Wisconsin. Her poems appear in many journals and anthologies, including CALYX Journal, Prairie Schooner, ArtWord Quarterly, and Mothers and Daughters (Harmony Books.) Her chapbook, The Perfect Day, was published by Parallel Press of UW-Madison Libraries.

Linda Ramey is a Rhode Island Arts Council Fellowship winner. Her poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, The MacGuffin, and other journals. She has just completed her first poetry collection, Beyond the Reef.

Bernice Rendrick finds writing about family a constant source of inspiration and revelation. She belongs to the Santa Cruz Writer's Union poetry group and has published recently in Passages North, Quarry West, and A Ghost at Heart's Edge. She is a senior writer living in Scotts Valley.

Roberto Fern?ndez Retamar, born in 1930, is a major figure in Cuba's cultural life following the 1959 Revolution, and is distinguished as a poet, critic and director for many years of the journal, Casa, published by Casa de las Americas in Havana and influential throughout Latin America. He has traveled and lectured throughout the world, devoting himself to indefatigable work on behalf of Cuban and Latin American cultural development. He is probably best known in the U.S. as the author of Caliban, a seminal study of culture and ideology. (Please note: translations and Spanish text by permission of Roberto Fern?ndez Retamar and CENDA, Cuban Center for Authors? Rights, Havana.)

Eve Robillard writes for both adults and children. In the past, she's taught writing at UW-Green Bay; she is now a Children's Librarian in Madison, Wisconsin. She is the mother of two grown sons.

Paul Roth's third collection of poetry, Fields Below Zero, will be published late in 2001, by Cypress Press of California. Current work of his may be read in The Louisiana Review, The Connecticut Review, Portland Review, Borderlands, The Montserrat Review, The Comstock Review, Steaua (Romania), & C?dice (Mexico).

N. Jesse Ryan is a poet and painter (watercolorist). She is the author of Junebug Prophecy, a chapbook which won the 1996-97 Winter Chapbook Competition at Still Waters Press. She also works as a psychotherapist in San Jose, CA. She likes writing about family, relationships, and upstate New York, where she was born and lived as a child.

Dixie Salazar is a visual artist, poet and novelist. Her chapbook, Hotel Fresno, was published by Blue Moon Press in 1988. Her first collection of poetry, Reincarnation of the Commonplace, won the National Poetry Contest and was published by Salmon Run Press in 1998. Limbo, her first novel, was published by White Pine Press in 1995.

Mary Ann Samyn's Captivity Narrative won the 1999 Ohio State University Press/The Journal award. Her new book, Inside The Yellow Dress, is part of the Green Rose Series from New Issues Press and will be out in Fall, 2001.

Mark Sanders is a Nebraska native, currently living in Texas. He is the publisher of Sandhills Press, and his first full-length collection is Before We Lost Our Ways (1996).

Ruth Corey Selman, Ph.D., is an award-winning member of the Poets of the Palm Beaches, Florida. Her work has appeared in Montessori Life magazine, and other education-related publications. She has taught poetry to youngsters in community centers and has lectured at the Brooklyn College Graduate School and the New School for Social Research in New York. As a Peace Educator, she is the NGO Representative to the United Nations for the American Montessori Society, and is the recipient of their Living Legacy Award for 2001.

Aurelie Sheehan is the author of Jack Kerouac Is Pregnant: Stories (Dalkey Archive Press), rereleased in paperback in 2001. She writes poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, and she teaches at the University of Arizona.

Glenn Sheldon lives in Toledo, Ohio, where he is an Assistant Professor in the department of Interdisciplinary and Special Programs at The University of Toledo. He teaches Latin American art, culture and literature, and next year he will teach a seminar on Food and Eating in U.S. Culture. In 1999, he composed a series of poems based on rivers (and creeks) in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan-sponsored by a grant from the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo; this year, he is compiling his first full-length manuscript, titled Four Mirrors.

Sheryl Slocum lives in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, and teaches English as a Second Language at Alverno College in Milwaukee. Her poetry has been published in ByLine, Thema, and the Wisconsin Poets' Calendar, among others.

Karen Snow's poems and short stories have appeared in such journals as The Beloit Poetry Journal, Heartland, Michigan Quarterly Review, Lake Superior Review, ANON, Prairie Schooner, North American Review, and The Hopwood Anthology. Her book of poems, Wonders, won the Walt Whitman Award in 1978 and was published by Viking in 1980. Outsiders, a collection of poetry and prose was published by The Countryman Press in 1983, and Willo, a novel, was published by Street Fiction Press in 1976 and re-issued in paperback in 1981 by Pinnacle Books.

Carolyn Stoloff's poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, Yankee, Agni Review, and others. She has work forthcoming in ACM, Hubbub, and Witness. Her work has been anthologized in The New Yorker Book of Poems, New Directions Anthology # 53 and Rising Tides. Her book, You Came to Meet Someone Else, was published by Asylum Arts in 1993.

Phyllis Stowell's publications include Assent to Solitude, Who Is Alice? and an illustrated alchemical journal: Sequence and Consequence. She recently won a Barbara Deming Award and the International Quarterly Crossing Boundaries Poetry Prize. She is a Professor Emerita from Saint Mary's College where she initiated and taught in the MFA Program. She co-edited an anthology of women's poetry which will be published by BOA Editions.

Eve Sutton was the Poetry Society of America's 1996 winner of The Writer Magazine/Emily Dickinson Award. In addition to being published in Ploughshares, Bellowing Ark, The Writer, West Wind Review, and The Montserrat Review, her poetry has been used as a "good example" in Poet's Market, pressed into bricks for a public art project, displayed in Congressional offices, and archived in the Department of Special Collections at Stanford Universities Libraries.

Mary Lou Taylor's poetry has appeared in Bellowing Ark, The Montserrat Review, caesura, Chiyo's Corner, and the anthology Double Exposure. She has been inducted this year into the National League of American Pen Women. Currently a trustee at Montalvo in Saratoga, California, she is a member of the Literary Arts, Artist Residency and Visual Arts committees.

Cynthia Tedesco is the author of Letters Found After… published by Sesquin Press, 1997. Her book has been reviewed in Talisman, and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Apex Of The M, Barrow Street, Columbia Poetry Review, Gargoyle, Rain City Review, No Roses Review, Talisman and www.Archipelago.org amongst others.

Amy Uyematsu is a Los Angeles poet. Her second book, Nights of Fire, Nights of Rain will be published by Story Line Press in 1997.

Michael J. Vaughn is the author of the novel Gabriella's Voice (Dead End Street Publications, 2000), available from barnesandnoble.com. He lives in Tacoma, Washington, where he writes a literary column for the Tacoma News-Tribune.

Joan Morse Vistain is a retired school secretary living in Antioch, Illinois. Her publishing credits include Midwest Poetry Review, The Rockford Review, Byline magazine, and Muskie magazine.

Cintio Vitier, born in 1921, is one of Cuba's most distinguished poets and intellectuals. He is the author of many volumes of poetry and criticism, including lo cubano en la po?sia, (The Cuban in Poetry). He has done monumental work on behalf of Cuban literature, editing numerous critical editions and anthologies of Cuban poets. Associated with the Center for the Study of Jos? Mart?, he prepared the scholarly edition of Mart?'s writings, in over twenty volumes. In the 1940s, he and his wife Fina Garc?a Marruz were central figures in the Or?genes group, associated with the journal by that name directed by Jos? Lezama Lima. (Please note: Translations and Spanish text by permission of Cintio Vitier and CENDA, Cuban Center for Authors? Rights, Havana).

Kathleen Weaver is co-editor of two anthologies of international women's poetry: Penguin Book of Women Poets (1978), and The Other Voice: Twentieth Century Women's Poetry in Translation (Norton, 1976). She has also translated works from Spanish, including Nicaraguan Sketches by Julio Cort?zar (Norton, 1989). Her work, Magda Portal: Portrait of a Peruvian Rebel was published by Teachers College Press.

Theresa Whitehill's publishing includes articles (Appellation Magazine), a chapbook (Pygmy Forest Press), literary magazines, food poems, poetic biographies, and letterpress broadsides through her own imprint, Colored Horse Studios. Her broadsides can be seen at coloredhorse.com/WritingPoetry/BroadsidesBooks.html. "Menstruation" was previously printed in Poverty Chaps, Pygmy Forest Press, Leonard J. Cirino, Editor.

Kathleen Willard was the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to travel and study in India. Her poetry has appeared in the Pinyon Poetry Review and the Journal of Kentucky Studies. She has a Master of Arts degree from Middlebury College and lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Eran Williams has been published in Onthebus, Rattle, Exquisite Corpse, Reed, Wilderness, ZuZu's Petals, Fireweed, The Montserrat Review, and in an anthology entitled Wild Song, published by the University of Georgia Press. He has work forthcoming in Lyric, the Santa Monica Review, the Cimarron Review, and the Squaw Valley Review.

Phyllis Williams is a psychotherapist practicing in Cupertino and a former English instructor. Her work has appeared in Finding What You Didn't Lose, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Journal of Poetry Therapy, and in other journals.

Carolyn Wing Greenlee is a Third Generation Chinese American from a gold rush/railroad family who writes and speaks about the immigrant experience. She has written and edited twenty books, most recently Wildflowers in the Snow, 127 poems representing ten years of struggling with life issues: assimilation, identity, God, interpersonal relationships, and balance. "Two Widows" appears in Wildflowers in the Snow (Earthen Vessel Productions).

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

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