All poetry and translation in alphabetical order.


Poets from Europe:

Robert Desnos

Leah Rudnitsky



Poets from Israel:



Karen Alkalay-Gut

Mordechai Beck

Iris Le’al

Rochelle Mass

Ben Zion Tomer



Poets from the United States:

David Conford

Ellen Dudley

Roger Fanning

Jan Freeman

Christine Hemp

Linda Lee Harper

Thomas Lux

Donald Platt

Miriam Sagan

Todd Sanders

Elaine Schwager

Lee Sharkey

Joyce Wilson

Karen Alkalay-Gut

    Karen Alkalay-Gut teaches at Tel Aviv University and chairs the Israel Association of Writers in English. Her latest book in English The Love of Clothes and Nakedness has just been published by Tel Aviv:Federation of Writers Associations.

Mordechai Beck

    Mordechai Beck has published fiction in The Literary Review, Tikkun and Ariel. His reviews and essays have been widely published in newspapers and journals in the United Kingdom, the United States and Israel. He is also a visual artist, specializing in print-making. He lives in Israel.


Ellen Dudley

    Ellen Dudley is the author of Slow Burn (Provincetown Arts Press, 1997) and her work has appeared in such magazines as TriQuarterly, Agni, Massachusetts Review and The Poetry Miscellany. She is founding editor and publisher of the Marlboro Review and lives in Marlboro, Vermont where she is a partner in a construction company. Ellen also participated in the roundtable discussion in this issue of The Drunken Boat.


W.D. Ehrhart

    W.D. Ehrhart is currently a research fellow in American Studies at the University of Wales, Swansea, United Kingdom, but lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with his wife Anne and daughter Leela. His newest books are Beautiful Wreckage: New and Selected Poems(1999), Ordinary Lives:Platoon 1005 and the Vietnam War (1999) and Retrieving Bones: Stories and Poems of the Korean War (with Philip K. Jason, 1999).


Roger Fanning

    Roger Fanning’s first book of poetry, The Island Itself, won the National Poetry Series. His new collection Homesick will be published by Viking in 2003. He teaches in the MFA program at Warren Wilson College and lives in Seattle with his wife and son.



Jan Freeman

    Jan Freeman is the author of Hyena and Autumn Sequence. Her poems have been published in numerous journals and anthologies. She is director of Paris Press (see our interview with Ruth Stone ) and a contributing editor to American Poetry Review.
Linda Lee Harper

    Linda Lee Harper received her MFA from the University of Pittsburgh. Her publications include Toward Desire, winner of the 1995 Washington Prize for Poetry, A Failure of Loveliness, winner of the William and Kingman Page Award, Cataloguing Van Gogh, winner of the Hibiscus Award, and The Wide View, winner of the Fall Open Reading Award. Blue Flute (Adastra Press) and Buckeye (Anabiosis Press) are forthcoming. Her work has appeared in The Massachusetts Review, The Southern Poetry Review, The Seneca Review, The Texas Review, among many others. Her poetry was nominated for the Pushcart Prize by The Georgia Review this year. She lives with her family in Augusta Georgia where she teaches at the University of South Carolina-Aiken.

Christine Hemp

    Christine Hemp recently launched a poem into space on a NASA mission sent to monitor the pre-natal activity of stars. In December she was featured on National Public Radio reading her poem and commentary about the launch. She has two chapbooks,Seeing Red (Hobby Horse 1998) and As the Rain Rises (North Beach Press 1999). Her work has appeared in such publications as Harvard Magazine, Yale Angler’s Journal, The Christian Science Monitor,and anthologies by Simon and Schuster, Sherman Asher, and Orchard Presses. She has received Harvard University’s Conway Award for Excellence in Teaching Writing, and her teaching took her last month to England where she facilitated the writing of poetry with Brixton police officers and at-risk teenagers in the highest violent crime-rate borough of London. She also gave readings of her work in Montolieu and Montpellier in the South of France. She lives in Port Townsend, Washington.


Thomas Lux
    Thomas Lux is the author of Split Horizon, which won the Kingsley Tufts Award, Sunday, Half Promised Land, The Drowned River and a volume of Selected Poems. He has a new collection forthcoming in 2000. He teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and in the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers.


Rochelle Mass

    Rochelle Mass is an editor and translator. Aftertaste: Poems and Short Fictions is forthcoming from Ride the Wind Publishing in Canada. Canadian-born, she moved to Israel with her husband and daughters in 1973 to a kibbutz in the Jezreal Valley. She now lives in a community crawling up the western flank of the Gilboa mountains in that same valley.
Donald Platt

    Donald Platt’s first book, Fresh Peaches, Fireworks, & Guns, was published by Purdue University Press in 1994 as the winner of the Verna Emery Poetry Prize. He recently won the Center for Book Arts Poetry Chapbook Competition, with Leap Second at the Turn of the Millennium(Spring, 2000). He was awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, the "Discovery" /The Nation Prize and the Paumanok Poetry Prize. His work is forthcoming in The Paris Review, The New Republic, The Kenyon Review, The Notre Dame Review, and in The Best American Poetry 2000. Currently, at the State University of West Georgia, in the fall of 2000 he will be teaching as an associate professor at Purdue University.


Miriam Sagan

    Miriam Sagan’s most recent books include a book on writing, Unbroken Line: Writing in the Lineage of Poetry (Sherman Asher Publishing), a volume of poetry, Widow’s Coat (Ahsahta Press, Boise State,) and an anthology, Another Desert: The Jewish Poetry of New Mexico (edited with Joan Logghe. Sherman Asher Publishing) She is also the founder and editor of Santa Fe Poetry Broadside and participated in the roundtable discussion in this issue of The Drunken Boat.



Elaine Schwager

    Elaine Schwager is a poet, practicing psychoanalyst, screenwriter and mother living in New York City. Her first book, I Want Your Chair will be published this spring by Rattapallax. In addition to literary journals, her poems have appeared in the anthologies: It Is the Poem Singing in Your Eyes(Harper & Row) and City in All Directions(Macmillan). She has been awarded residencies at MacDowell, Vermont Studio Center, and the Woodstock Guild.


Lee Sharkey

    Lee Sharkey is an editor and on the board of the Beloit Poetry Journal; she also maintains the magazine’s webpage. Most recently, she has published To a Vanished World (Puckerbrush Press) and been featured at Poetry Daily. She is the director of the women’s studies program at the University of Maine. She participated in the roundtable discussion in this issue of The Drunken Boat.
Joyce Wilson

    Joyce Wilson is editor of the Poetry Porch, a web resource for poets. She has published poems in many literary reviews, including Agni, Poetry Ireland, and Harvard Review. She has also published a chapbook, The Weaver and Other Poems, and an Anthology of South Shore Poets, which was funded with grants from fourteen participating towns through the Massachusetts Cultural Council. She teaches English at Boston University and lives with her husband in Scituate, Massachusetts. Joyce also participated in the roundtable discussion in this issue of The Drunken Boat.