Bio Notes

William Aberg currently resides in central Maryland. He is a product of Richard Shelton's workshops in the Arizona prison system, and his book, The Listening Chamber, appeared in 1997 from the University of Arkansas Press.

Wendy Bishop teaches writing at Florida State University. Her poetry,fiction and essays appear regularly in literary and composition journals. Recent books include Teaching Lives: Essays and Stories (Utah State UP) and Elements of Alternate Style (Boynton/Cook Heinemann). Mid-passage, won the 1997 William and Kingman Page Poetry Chapbook Contest and will be pushlished this year by Nightshade press.

Tom Carpenter lives in Flagstaff, Arizona. He is an award-winning columnist for the Arizona Daily Sun. As a freelance writer, editor, and poet, his work has appeared in regional and national publications, including Writers' Forum and Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. He teaches a variety of writing courses on a part-time basis for Northern Arizona University and Coconino Community College.

Jefferson Carter has taught composition and poetry writing for 20 years at Pima Community College in Tucson. Currently, he is Communication Arts Department Chair. In 1993, his chapbook Tough Love won the Riverstone Poetry Award.

Helen Frost is the author of Skin of a Fish, Bones of a Bird (Ampersand Press, 1993) and the editor of Season of Dead Water (Breitenbush, 1990). Her poems have received several national awards, including the Robert H. Winner Award and the Mary Carolyn Davies Award from the Poetry Society of America, and have been published in The Antioch Review, Calyx, Calliope, Ms. and other magazines and anthologies. She lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and teaches poetry to children in schools and group homes.

H. Palmer Hall directs the library at St. Mary's University. His most recent book is From the Periphery: poems and essays. "Cantito Two" is one of twenty-five "little cantos" making up a new version of the Odyssey from a grunt's eye view.

David Hopes is Professor of Literature and Humanities at UNCA, director of Black Swan Theater and the Urthona arts complex.

Halvard Johnson has poems in recent issues of The Florida Review, XConnect, Pares cum Parebus, and Salt River Review. He has two new collections of poems ("Americans Playing Slow-Pitch Softball at an Airbase near Kunsan", "South Korea and Blonde Dying") in search of publishers.

Don Mager's new book of poems is That Which Is Owed To Death, published by Main Street Rag Press, March 1998. He has published poems over the last twenty years. Recent work can be found in Hayden's Ferry Review, Northwest Review, Western Humanities Review and other magazines. His translations from Czech and German appear in many places, including a section in East European Poets (Ardis 1981) and East European Poets (Oxford University 1994).

Mark Ostrowski was born in 1971 and lives in Gijón, Spain, where he works as a freelance writer and translator. Some poems from his first collection, Favelas Untold, have appeared in The Cortland Review (on-line). Ostrowski is a regular contributor to the Spanish cultural magazine Antorcha (, and his critical essay on the poetry of Roger Wolfe appears in their February 98 issue.

Holly Pettit has lived in 10 states, and visited thirteen countries. She served as a Russian Linguist for the U.S. Army, graduated Harvard Divinity School, and now lives on a haunted half-acre in small-town Massachusetts.

Tammy Rayburn is an archeology student who is currently living in Norman, Oklahoma - sort of "on leave" from Arizona.

Perry Sams studied creative writing under Campbell (Armstrong) Black at Arizona State, while earning degree in Journalism. He has since published in: Fennelstalk, South Ash Press, Lucid Stone and Gravity on-line. Sams is getting married to poet-performer Carol Papalas this spring.

Greg Simon is a poet and translator who lives and works in Portland, Oregon. His co-translation of Garcia Lorca's Poet in New York, done with Steven F. White, will be republished in hardcover by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 1998,in conjunction with centenary celebrations of the poet's birth.