THE HAMILTON STONE REVIEW ~~~  Summer, 2004 (Issue No. 3)

All Poetry Issue


Jordan Davis

Harriet Zinnes
   Said Gertrude

Edward Field
   South Beach

Gene Frumkin
   Working on Labor Day
    Meat Joy

Zan Ross
    Absolute Daily Disposable
    Return from the Grand Tour, 1910
    Reflective Detail

Barry Alpert
   Absorption & Address
   M. Fried Absorbed

Hugh Seidman
   Composition: Two Poems
   Memorial: Burial Gardens

Alvin Greenberg    
  ghost town: custer, Idaho

Mary Rising Higgins
   C Scapes | Dial Plane ***





Contributors' Notes

Barry Alpert was born in Philadelphia, and now lives precisely between Washington, DC, and Baltimore. Published in Manchester, England, by Carcanet Press and in New York City by Persea Books, his book The Poet in the Imaginary Museum was reviewed prominently in the London Times Literary Supplement and the New York Times Book Review. He edited the literary critical magazine Vort, which merited three grants from the NEA. His audiotaped "literary performances" have been reprinted in books published by Duke University Press, University of Maine Press / National Poetry Foundation, Four Seasons Foundation, Gale Research, and O Books / Avenue B Press. He has lectured or given literary performances at the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Maryland Institute College of Art, and the Charles E. Sumner Museum, among others. His interviews, essays, scholarly articles, poems, and reviews have appeared in the Poetry Bunker of the 49th Venice Biennale, Sun & Moon, Exquisite Corpse, The World, Open Letter, boundary 2, Paideuma, Painted Bride Quarterly, Caterpillar, Masthead, Poets' Corner, The Drunken Boat, and many other periodicals.

Jordan Davis is an editor of the anthology Free Radicals: American Poets Before Their First Books (Subpress, 2004) and the journal The Hat. His first book of poems is Million Poems Journal (Faux, 2003).

Edward Field's memoir The Man Who Would Marry Susan Sontag, and Other Intimate Literary Portraits of the Bohemian Era will be published by the University of Wisconsin Press in the spring of 2005. He lives in New York City.

Gene Frumkin's latest book of poems is Freud by Other Means from La Alameda Press. Another volume, Meditations in Crowded Air, is due out later this year from Chax Press. Frumkin is professor emeritus of English at the University of New Mexico and lives in Albuquerque.

Alvin Greenberg's most recent book publication is a novel, Time Lapse, from Tupelo Press. He lives in Boise, Idaho, with his wife, the poet Janet Holmes.

Mary Rising Higgins, who is a retired public school teacher, writes from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her publications include red table(S (La Alameda Press, 1999), Oclock (Potes and Poets Press, 2000), Mary Rising Higgins Greatest Hits: 1990-2001 (Pudding House, 2002), and )locus TIDES(( (Potes and Poets Press, 2003). Most recently poems of hers have appeared in ecopoetics and in St. Elizabeth Street. The upcoming )cliff TIDES((, which will contain all of "C Scapes | Dial Plane," is scheduled for publication by Singing Horse Press early in 2005.

Zan Ross has been published in all the usual Australian literary journals. Over the past twenty or so years she has taught writing, creative and otherwise, to people from ages three to eighty. Her full-length publications include B-Grade, Monogene Press, 1997; Je ne sais quoi, a chapbook from Vagabond Press, 2000; and , Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 2003. She has recently abandoned her PhD in Cultural Studies to work as a kennel-hand at the Cat Haven in Western Australia.

Hugh Seidman was born in Brooklyn, NY. His poetry has won several awards including, most recently, the 2004 Green Rose Prize from New Issues Press (Western Michigan University) for his sixth poetry collection, Somebody Stand Up and Sing, to be published in spring 2005. Other awards include two New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) grants (2003, 1990), a New York State Creative Artists Public Service (CAPS) grant (1971), and three National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) fellowships (1985, 1972, 1970). His first book, Collecting Evidence (Yale University Press), won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize (1970); his fourth book, People Live, They Have Lives (Miami University Press, Oxford, OH), was judged the 1990 winner of the Camden Poetry Award (Walt Whitman Center for the Arts).

Harriet Zinnes's many books and chapbooks include Plunge, Drawing on the Wall, and My, Haven't the Flowers Been? (poems), The Radiant Absurdity of Desire (short stories), Ezra Pound and the Visual Arts (criticism), Blood and Feathers (translations from the French of poems by Jacques Prevert). She is a contributing editor of The Denver Quarterly and of The Hollins Critic and a contributing writer of New York Arts Magazine. She is Professor Emerita of English at Queens College of the City University of New York.








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