~~~  Contributors, issue no. 1, fall 2003







Dick Allen's new book is The Day Before: New Poems, published this year by Sarabande Books. His previous volume, Ode to the Cold War: New and Selected Poems, was published by the same company. Allen has poems just out or forthcoming from The Atlantic Monthly, 88: A Journal of Contemporary American Poetry,The Georgia Review, Boulevard, The Hudson Review, and numerous other national periodicals. Two years ago, he took early retirement, quitting a college position as a director of creative writing and holder of a Charles A. Dana Lifetime Endowed Chair Professorship of English in order to "write poems, live simply, and travel the states."

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Wendy Battin, who lives in Mystic, Connecticut, at the eastern end of Long Island Sound, is the author of In the Solar Wind (Doubleday) and Little Apocalypse (Ashland Poetry). She also has poems in a recent issue of Field.

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James Cervantes' poems have appeared recently in 88: An Journal of Contemporary American Poetry, The Laurel Review, The Boston Review, and other magazines. His books of poetry include The Headlong Future and The Year Is Approaching Snow, and Live Music, a chapbook of new poems recently released by Pecan Grove Press. He is editor of the online journal The Salt River Review.

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Ellen Alexander Conley has published three novels, Bread and Stones (Mercury House), Soon To Be Immortal (St. Martin's Press), and Soho Madonna (Avon), the first paperback original ever reviewed in The New York Times. The Chosen Shore, Conley's first book-length work of non-fiction, presenting portraits of recent immigrants to the United States, is forthcoming from the University of California Press in winter 2003-2004. Conley is a recipient of a Creative Artists grant in fiction from the New York Council of the Arts. She is a longtime faculty member at Pratt Institute and at Borough of Manhattan Community College.

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Shelley Ettinger's story "Night in the Pale" is excerpted from Vera's Will, the novel she is currently completing. A longtime activist against racism, for peace and social justice, Shelley dedicates this story and her poem "Anniversaries," recently published in the Blue Fifth Review, to the people of Palestine and Iraq.

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Gwyn McVay is the author of two chapbooks of poems, as well as an exceptionally bizarre novel, Eerie Truth Hill, which, for good reasons, is not yet in print. A sequel is planned during this year's National Novel Writing Month. McVay's poems have appeared in four anthologies and over two dozen periodicals; recent work is can be seen at DCpoetry (click on Anthology 2003).

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Joan Newburger lives in the Manhattan neighborhood where "And the Air Was Filled With Flying Gold" takes place. She is currently working on a series of stories about the Jewish community of a small Southern town. Her first published story appeared in The Salt River Review.







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