All poetry and translation in alphabetical order.
Poets from Europe:
Poets from Israel:
Ben Zion Tomer
Poets from the United States:
Linda Lee Harper
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 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 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 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’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 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 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 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 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’s first book, Fresh Peaches, Fireworks, & Guns, was
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
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
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.
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 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 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.