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Leonce Gaiter graduated from Harvard and lives in California. His essays have appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times Magazine, FEED, salon.com, and elsewhere.

Gerry Hull resides in Georgia. Other excerpts from B appear in American Letters and Commentary and Dirigible.

‘Hecuba’ is a Bosnian woman who lives with her family in the USA.

Sándor Kányádi was born in 1929 in Transylvania, Rumania. His parents belonged to the sizeable Hungarian minority, among whom he received his education and has spent his working life as a writer, poet, and editor of Hungarian-language publications. His volumes of poetry and translations (from Rumanian, German, and French) exceed two dozens. His poetry has appeared in translation in every Scandinavian country and in Germany, France, and Austria. In 1995 he was given the Herder Prize in Vienna. At present, he travels among Hungarian populations and gives readings to school children for the love of poetry; his book for children will appear in English (Holnap Publishing, Budapest; tel. 361 365-6624). Other poems may be read at Zimmerzine, and a portrait of the poet seen at http://www.btk.elte.hu/irolap/miem/kanyadi/index.html. “All Soul’s Day in Vienna” is considered his masterpiece; its appearance in Archipelago is the first in an English-language publication.

DF Lewis was born 1948 in Walton-on-Naze, Essex. Between 1966-69 he was at Lancaster University, where he formed the Zeroist Group. Since 1987, more than 1200 of his stories have been published in books and magazine. For five consecutive years his work appeared in YEAR'S BEST HORROR STORIES; he has published stories, as well, in a number of journals, such as Stand, Orbis, Iron, Panurge and London Magazine; and in THE BEST NEW HORROR, Vols. 1, 2 & 8. He is the author of a novella AGRA ASKA. He is married and has two grown-up children.

George Rafael is a part-time writer and full-time wage slave. His work can be found in salon.com and Art Review. Under his full name he has published biographies of Salvador Dali and Miles Davis. He is at work on an essay about La Rochefoucauld.

Stella Snead was born in England in 1910. She studied with Ozenfant and Henry Moore and for fifteen years was known as a Surrealist painter whose works were said to be “amongst the most interesting of the strong surrealist movement in [England] in the 1930s and 1940s.” During that period she had eleven solo exhibitions. She migrated to America, living in New York, then Taos; and in 1956, began photography, while traveling in the Americas, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Greenland. She lived in India for eleven years. She has exhibited in a great number of galleries, including the Institute of Contemporary Art, London; Kodak House, London; Lincoln Center, New York; Donnell Library, New York; Gallery Chemould, Bombay. Photographs by her are in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the International Center of Photography, and Harvard University Archive. She has published eight books: DROWNING CAN BE FUN? A Nonsense Book (Pont La Vue Press, New York, 1992); ANIMALS IN FOUR WORLDS: SCULPTURES FROM INDIA, texts by Wendy Doniger and George Michell (University of Chicago Press, 1989); BEACH PATTERNS (Clarkson Potter, 1975); SHIVA’S PIGEONS, text by Rumer Godden (Chatto and Windus, London/Viking Press, NY, 1972); CHILDREN OF INDIA (Lothrop, Lee & Shephard, NY, 1971); THE TALKATIVE BEASTS (Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1969); SEVEN SEVEN (Folder Editions, NY, 1965); RUINS IN JUNGLE (Hamish Hamilton, London, 1962). She lives in New York. A retrospective of her existing paintings was shown at CFM Gallery, 112 Greene St., New York, from April 8 to May 9, 1999; a catalog is available from the gallery. The retrospective will open at Galérie Minsky, 46, rue de l’Université, Paris 75007, on January 13, 2000. Her “Early Cabbage” appeared in Archipelago Volume 1, Number 3. A retrospective of her paintings is featured in Archipelago Volume 3, Number 1.

Paul Sohar was born in Hungary and educated in the U.S., and works full-time as a literary translator. His poetry and translations can be read in Chelsea, Hunger, Long Shot, Malahat Review, Seneca Review, etc.; and will appear in Antigonish Review, Kenyon Review, Many Mountains Moving, Sonora Review. etc. He is preparing a book for children by the Transylvanian Hungarian poet Sándor Kányádi for publication in English (Holnap Publishing, Budapest; tel. 361 365-6624). His translations of ten Hungarian poets, including Béla Marko; Aladar Laszloffy; Árpád Farkas, are collected in an anthology. A selection of his translations of Kányádi and Farkas is to appear in Peer Poetry Review, England; his own poems will appear in a later issue. His translations of poems by Kányádi appear in Zimmerzine.



We note changes for two of our staff members. In December, Ann Fallon moves to Seattle, where she will become editor-at-large of Archipelago for the west coast. Jane Shippen, in Buenos Aires as a Fulbright Fellow as of February, will be our correspondent in the Southern Hemisphere.



Emergency Money for Writers


Professional writers and dramatists facing financial emergencies are encouraged to apply for assistance to the Authors League Fund, founded in 1917 and supported with charitable contributions. The writer may apply directly to the Fund, or a friend or relative may apply on behalf of a writer who urgently needs money to pay medical bills, rent, or other living expenses. Though the money is a loan, it is interest-free and there is no pressure to repay it.

The applicant must be a professional writer with a record of publications and a U.S. citizen. For an application or more information, contact the Authors League Fund, 330 W. 42 St. New York, N.Y. 10036-6902. Telephone: 212 268-1208; fax 212 564-8363.


Poets In Need, Inc.

This organization in California is devoted to helping poets and writers who find themselves in need of fiscal assistance because of health problems (many writers cannot afford health insurance) or other unusual circumstances. Checks should be made out to Poets In Need and mailed to: 2000 Highway 1, Pacifica, Ca. 94044 The Board of Directors consists of Norman Fischer, Leslie Scalapino and Michael Rothenberg.


Erratum: In Vol. 3, No. 3, in the article “Lee in Retrospect,” the sentence, “During his first freshman week at Cornell, he sat down in the undergraduate library and read GRAVITY’S RAINBOW, DON QUIXOTE and THE LAYBRINTH OF SOLITUDE” should have read V., not GRAVITY’S RAINBOW.




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