received his MFA from Bard College in 1993. Born in
Chicago in 1964, he has lived in New York, San
Francisco, Michigan, New Orleans and Washington, D.C. From 1991
to 1996 he lived in Latvia, where he taught American literature at
the University of Latvia and Daugavpils Pedagogical University. For a time
he was the International Secretary of the Writers Union of Latvia, and
since May of 1999 is again in Daugavpils, where he
works as a translator and is a member of the Board of Directors of the
Multinational Culture Center. His poetry has appeared in Sulfur, Notus,
and Hodos, as well as in periodicals in Latvia and Lithuania. He is the
translator of Basilius Plinius' Encomium to Riga, a sixteenth
century Latin poem recently reviewed in English Language Notes. Work
in Regress, his website, offers more of his work.
David Cooper earned
an MA in creative writing at The City College of New York where he won the Academy of American Poets Prize. Two of his poems are
anthologized in XY FILES: Poems on the Male
Experience (Santa Fe: Sherman Asher Publishing, 1997).
His poems and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in The
Massachusetts Review, Passages North, The Literary Review, Painted Bride
Quarterly, Chelsea, Tampa Review, Confrontation, The Spoon River Poetry
Review, Feminist Studies, Mudfish, Kinesis, Outerbridge,
Synaesthetic, Two Lines, Soundings East, Davka, Response, Prairie Winds,
Pudding Magazine, Nebo, Pleiades, Rashi: The New Zealand Jewish Chronicle
Literary Supplement, Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish
Studies, Home Planet News, Poetry Motel, and Shockbox.
Rachel Esheds poems in this issue appeared in her second book, HAVTACHOT
KATANOT/LITTLE PROMISES, which was published by Hakibbutz Hameuchad
Publishing House (Tel Aviv) in 1996 and which won
the AKUM Prize for 1992-93 (AKUM
is the Israeli equivalent of ASCAP). She lives in
Netanya and her third book of poems SHKUFA BCHALON/TRANSPARENT
AT THE WINDOW is due out in Autumn 1999.
Translations of other poems from HAVTACHOT KATANOT
have appeared or are forthcoming in Chelsea, Spoon River Poetry
Review, Feminist Studies, Two Lines and Confrontation .
Norman Lock writes for stage,
radio, film, and major literary reviews internationally. Hunting the
Elephants is from a linked collection A HISTORY OF THE
IMAGINATION, drawing from the culture and landscape of Theodore
Roosevelts AFRICAN GAME TRAILS (1910). Additional
stories have appeared in Ambit, The Cream City Review, De Tijdlijn,The
Iowa Review, The Literary Review, Lo Straniero N Eeuropa, The North
American Review, The Paris Review, and elsewhere. He won The Paris
Reviews Aga Kahn Prize in 1979; and is the author of The House
of Correction, voted among the 10 best plays of 1988 and 1994 (for its
revival) and arguably the best new play of the 1996 Edinburgh
Errol Miller has been writing
and publishing since 1972. His work has appeared
in Verse, William & Mary Review, Hollins Critic, American Poetry
Review, Four Quarters, Atlanta Review, The Pannus Index, The Bitter
Oleander, Fence, First Intensity, River City, Wisconsin Review. He
am the featured writer in the current issue of American Jones Magazine;
with the poet Don Hoyt, he won Spillway Magazine's 1998
Call And Response Poetry Contest. His In
the Twilight of a Cooler Autumn appeared in our last issue.
V. Digitalis, a book
reviewer and an acquisitions editor at a southern press, uses the regular
horticulture column In the Garden as a
showcase for certain misanthropic views and periodic litanies of
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John Casey, the Contributing Editor who brought Hubert Butler to
our attention (Vol. 1, No. 2), is the
author of THE HALF-LIFE OF HAPPINESS, just released
as a Vintage paperback. The hardbound edition is by Knopf.
Edith Grossman, a Contributing Editor, is the translator of Mayra
Monteros THE MESSENGER, published recently by
HarperCollins. Monteros first book in English, also translated by Edith
Grossman, was IN THE PALM OF DARKNESS.
Our contributor Robert OConnells novel FAST
EDDIE, based on the exploits of Eddie Rickenbacker, was published
this summer by Morrow. OConnells review of Thomas Pynchons MASON
& DIXON appeared in Vol. 1, No. 3.