George Albon lives in San Francisco. He has published in
Avec and ZYZZYVA, among many others. His
collection of poetry, Empire Life, has just been
Serge Gavronsky is a poet, novelist, and translator. His
work has appeared in Talisman, The Nation, Boulevard,
and Exquisite Corpse, among others. He has recently
edited and translated Six Contemporary French Women Poets
(Southern Illinois University Press, 1998), and is translating
Louis Zukovsky's A into French. He is chair of the
French department at Barnard College.
Sonia Greenfield is currently working on a collection of
poetry called Little, Small Dogs. She lives in San
Francisco with her cat Snickers, who, by the way, really resents
her for her choice of titles. When she is not dying slowly, by
degrees, in a corporate wasteland of broken dreams and
stagnation, she spends her time referring to herself in the
third person. And swing dancing.
David Layden is in the Graduate Creative Writing program
at SFSU. He really likes cats, taking naps, Cummings and
candy. He was published (his first time) in the new
Coracle. He loves his grandfather.
Edward Moyer's fiction has appeared in Fourteen
Hills, the San Francisco Review of Books, and
ZYZZYVA. This is his first time in print as a poet. Once,
while he was walking down Church Street in San Francisco, having
a massive anxiety attack about whether or not to continue on as
a writer, a wild bird flew down and touched him gently on the
He'd like to thank that bird for its gentleness and its
Virgil Mihaiu is author of six volumes of poetry and two
of essays; he teaches at the school of music in the
Transylvanian city of Cluj and is a music critic, TV journalist,
radio jazz announcer, and jazz critic of international stature.
His work has appeared in two anthologies edited by Adam Sorkin
and over a dozen poetry magazines in the US and Great Britain.
Peter Neufeld writes of his work, "Initially I saw these
poems as interventions into writing as an act---writing over and
into the process of the work's desire towards "classification."
The poems are sourced out of notebooks I've used for
translations as well as reading notebooks, so I see the process
as almost kin to landscape paintings, in the sense a very
cohesive, real object is in view, and through an aesthetic
process it is slowly dismantled and re-structured so that it
loses it representational quality, "lending itself to" something
other than itself. " His work is forthcoming in lyric&
and disClosure. Along with the poet Eric Frost, he edits
a poetry journal, melodeon, and a chapbook press.
Joanna Smith Rakoff is an MFA candidate at Columbia
University. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in
Brooklyn Review, Plum Creek Review, Grand Street, The
Bloomsbury Review, Poetry Motel, and Arts & Letters.
She lives with her husband, poet Evan Smith Rakoff, in Manhattan.
Patricia Smith Ranzoni is descended from English and
Scottish dissidents, separatists, exiles, and deportees who
settled in Indian territory in what became Massachusetts and
Maine. Her poetry has evolved from Mainefolk tradition to
publication in 8 dozen or so literary journals in and beyond
Maine, including Blueline (Potsdam College, NY);
Christian Science Monitor,; LiNQ (James Cook U,
Australia); River Review/La Revue Rivière (UM Fort Kent);
Spoon River Poetry Review (IL State U);Yankee
Magazine; and Zone 3 (Austin Peay State U, TN).
Her first collection, CLAIMING, was published in 1995 by
Puckerbrush Press which will bring out her second, SETTLING, in
1999. Ranzoni is a founder of the cross-cultural
SpiritWords/Maine Poetries Collaborative.
Stephen Ratcliffe is a widely published poet, with poems
in O*blek, Avec, New American Writing, and Five
Fingers Review. His most recent book is Mallarmé: poem
in prose (Santa Barbara Review Publications, 1998). He
teaches at Mills College and lives in Bolinas, California, in
the shade of a large mountain.
Adam J. Sorkin is a widely published translator of
contemporary Romanian literature. In 1999 he is publishing
The Triumph of the Water Witch, poems by Ioana Ieronim,
with Bloodaxe Books, and Sea-Level Zero, poems by
Daniela Crasnaru, with Boa Editions.
Kenneth Tanemura lives in Redwood City, CA. He has
been published in Spectrum, Zam Bomba!, Modern Haiku,
American Tanka, and Hummingbird. He is a member of
The Valley of Saying poetry workshop and co-founded the first tanka journal in the country, Five Lines Down. He has also co-founded, with professor Machiko Conway of SFSU, the
first tanka organization in the country, The Tangled Hair
Tanka Society. He has self-published two books of
haiku/tanka, No Love Poems (1994) and This Tanka World
of Strings (1995). He has another book forthcoming from
Sasha Watson is a poet, playwright, and translator. She
has translated and written on Joyce Mansour and is currently
working on a book on Zukovsky and Apollinaire with poet and
translator Serge Gavronsky. She lives in Harlem, New York, in
an apartment surrounded by birds.
Daniel Connor Wood, is currently finishing his MFA at
Columbia University. He works at the Academy of American Poets
and Four Way Books, and is an editor for Columbia: A Journal
of Literature and Art. Originally from Upstate NY, he now
lives in New York City.