|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,
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
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 Souls Day in Vienna is considered his masterpiece; its
appearance in Archipelago is the first in an English-language
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); SHIVAS 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 lUniversité, 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.
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Erratum: In Vol. 3, No. 3, in the article Lee in
the sentence, During his first freshman week at Cornell, he sat down in
the undergraduate library and read GRAVITYS RAINBOW, DON
QUIXOTE and THE LAYBRINTH OF SOLITUDE should have read V.,
not GRAVITYS RAINBOW.