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Robert Castle teaches History and Film Criticism at a small academy outside Trenton. His articles have appeared in Bright Lights Film Journal, The Journal of Religion and Film, Metaphilm, Talking Pictures, Film Comment, UnderCurrent, and 24 Frames Per Second. He writes a monthly feature column, “A Sardine on Vacation,” for Unlikely Stories.

Patricia Connolly was born in London; she has lived in New York City for many years. Her poems have been published in First Intensity, Babel, American Writing, Salthill, Denver Quarterly, International Poetry Review, 13th Moon, and upcoming issues of Poetry Now and Raintown Review.

Verna Posever Curtis is a curator of photography in the Prints & Photographs Division at the Library of Congress, where she oversees the collections of art photography. She writes and lectures on American art photographers at the turn of the nineteenth century. She is co-author of AMBASSADORS OF PROGRESS, AMERICAN WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS IN PARIS, 1900-1901 (Giverny: Musée d’art Américain in cooperation with the Library of Congress, 2001); co-author of F. HOLLAND DAY, (Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum, 2000); and co-editor of F. HOLLAND DAY, SELECTED TEXTS AND BIBLIOGRAPHY (World Photographers Reference Series, Vol. 8, Oxford: Clio Press and New York: GK Hall & Co., 1995).

Robert Fisk is Middle East Correspondent of the London paper The Independent. He is based in Beirut, where he has lived for twenty-six years and from where he covered the civil war and two Israeli invasions. Educated in Britain and Ireland, he holds the Ph.D. in Political Science from Trinity College, Dublin. He has been the recipient of twenty-four awards in journalism for his reporting of the Iranian revolution and wars in Lebanon, the Gulf, Kosovo, and Algeria. He won the 2000 Amnesty International award for his reports from Serbia on NATO’s bombardment of Yugoslavia and received the 2001 David Watt Memorial Award for his reporting from the Middle East. His articles for the Independent are available on-line.

George Garrett is the author of books of poetry, essays, short stories, and novels, including DEATH OF THE FOX; ENTERED FROM THE SUN; THE SUCCESSION; DO, LORD, REMEMBER ME; THE KING OF BABYLON SHALL NOT COME AGAINST YOU; WHISTLING IN THE DARK, et alia. He is Henry Hoynes Professor of Creative Writing, Emeritus, at the University of Virginia, and has been Chancellor of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. He spoke to the Editor of Archipelago about publishing in Vol. 3, No. 2. His SOUTHERN EXCURSIONS: Views on Southern Letters in My Time, is due out in April 2003 from LSU Press.

Born and raised in Bristol, Tennessee, Carolyn Hembree has poems published or forthcoming in antennae, The Cream City Review, CutBank, Faultline, Forklift Ohio, jubilat, and Puerto del Sol. Last August, Poetry Daily featured one of her poems. “Until Anne’s Shadow’s on the Curtain Round Her Bed” is from her first book-length manuscript, FEVER RIBBONS. She has an M.F.A from the University of Arizona and currently teaches at the University of New Orleans.

Marilyn A. Johnson’s poems appear in the current issues of Field and Open City. She grew up in Chardon, Ohio, and now makes her home in Briarcliff, New York.

Christian McEwen was born in London, and grew up in the Borders of Scotland. She is the editor of four books, including JO’S GIRLS: TOMBOY TALES OF HIGH ADVENTURE (Beacon Press, 1997) and (with Mark Statman) ) THE ALPHABET OF THE TREES: A GUIDE TO NATURE WRITING (Poets & Writers, 2002). Her long poem, “September 11th,” received the Quadrangle Award for Poetry from the Springfield Museums and Library Association, and was read at memorial events in New York, Massachusetts, and California. Christian McEwen is the author of “‘Music Hiding in the Air’: A Memoir of Rory McEwen,” Archipelago, Vol. 4, No. 3, and is currently gathering material for “The Rory Stories Book,” a composite biography of her uncle, the painter, Rory McEwen. She lives in Guilford, Vt. A letter from Rory McEwen to Ron Padgett appears in this issue.

Kathryn Rantala has work forthcoming in The Iowa Review, Drunken Boat, Linnean Street, and 3rd Bed, among others. Recent credits include The Notre Dame Review, Field, failbetter, Crowd, The Adirondack Review, The Oregon Review, Best of Melic Review, Raven Chronicles. Her book MISSING PIECES (Ocean View Press) follows a chapbook, THE DARK MAN, by some years. She is the founder and co-editor of Snow Monkey, An Eclectic Journal. Recent credits include The Notre Dame Review, Field, failbetter, Crowd, The Adirondack Review, The Oregon Review (“Donąt Say If I Love You”), Best of Melic Review, Raven Chronicles.

Mary-Sherman Willis is a writer living in Washington, D.C., at work on a family memoir. Her poems appeared in Archipelago, Vol. 6, No. 2.



News of Our Contributors

Odile Hellier, owner of the Village Voice Bookshop, Paris (named the best literary bookshop in Europe by The Bookseller), regularly e-mails announcements of readings and other events at the VV. The shop is at 6, rue Princesse, off the rue du Four, in the Sixth Arrondisement; tel: (011331) 46-33-36-47, fax: (011331) 46-33-27-48. Métro: Mabillon or St. Germain. Readers can subscribe by writing to VOICE.VILLAGE@wanadoo.fr. Archipelago spoke with her in Vol. 4, No. 1.

DANCING EMBERS, by Sandor Kányádi, the Transylvanian Hungarian poet has been brought out in Prague by Twisted Spoon, publisher of Central European writers in English translation. Paul Sohar is the translator. The book is distributed in the U.S. Kányádi’s “All Soul’s Day in Vienna” appeared for the first time in English, in Archipelago, Vol. 3, No. 4. His charming poem for children, “A Song for the Road,” appeared in Vol. 4, No. 1.

Corinna Hasofferet has launched her multi-lingual website, Corinna. “I've thrown out the T.V. twenty years ago,” she writes on the English-language page, “the radio is tuned to the classical music programs, I write during the night and sleep when the world is noisy, and each evening I vow to never again surf the News sites, yet do open them, and read, and shed an inward tear. Like you. So you might ask, Is it the right time to establish a new publishing house (and dare name it HudnaPress), come out with a new book, set a new web site?” Corinna Hasofferet’s interview with Svetlana Vasilievna Vasilenko appeared in Archipelago, Vol. 6, No. 1.

Christopher Metress ’s THE LYNCHINNG OF EMMETT TILL: A Documentary Narrative, has been brought out by the University of Virginia Press. An excerpt, “‘They Stand Accused:’ James L. Hicks’s Reporting from Sumner, Mississippi, September 1955,” appeared in Archipelago, Vol. 6, No. 1.

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