Archetypal Images a series of original digital artwork by Reva Sharon from Israel.
More poets and translations in our Spring Issue
More poets and translations in our Summer Issue
All poetry and translation in this issue in alphabetical order.
Poets from Israel:
Aliki Barnstone's Wild With It is forthcoming from The Sheep Meadow Press in
2001. Her previous collection, Madly in Love, (Carnegie Mellon University
Press, 1997) was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She's the editor of Voices of Light: Spiritual and
Visionary Poems by Women around the World from Ancient Sumeria to Now
(Shambhala 2000), A Book of Women Poets from Antiquity to Now (Schocken/Random Hou se, 1992) and has a study, A Changing Rapture: The Development of Emily Dickinson's Poetry forthcoming from the University Press of Florida. Her poems have recently appeared or will appear in
Agni, The Antioch Review, Boulevard, Ploughshares Review,
and Poetry. She teaches in the International MFA Program at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas.
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.
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).
Robert Gibbons has written five chapbooks of poetry. He has poems in The Connecticut Poetry Review, The Dalhousie Review (Canada), and a prose poem in The Literary Review. He writes a regular column, "Observations," for wwww.niederngasse.com, an online magazine out of Switzerland. Robert works at Northeastern University Library in Boston.
Daniela Gioseffi’s Going On, was nominated by Galway Kinnell for the New York University Poetry Prize in 1999. She has two other collections of poetry, Word Wounds & Water Flowers (VIA Folios @Purdue University, 1995) and Eggs in the Lake (BOA Editions, Rochester NY). Her works of fiction include a comic novel, The Great American Belly and In Bed with the Exotic Enemy. She was awarded an American Book Award, 1990, for Women on War: International Voices (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster: NY) and a World Peace Award from the Ploughshares Fund, 1993, for On Prejudice: A Global Perspective (Anchor/Doubleday.) She has won a PEN Fiction Award and two New York State Council for the Arts poetry awards. She is Founding President of Skylands Writers and Artists Association and edits and publishes Wise Women’s Web featured in this issue.
Jeffrey M. Green moved to Israel in 1973 after getting a doctorate in comparative literature from Harvard. He has translated eight books by the prominent Israeli author, Aharon Appelfeld, as well as fiction by other writers and academic non-fiction. His book Thinking Through Translation is forthcoming from the University of Georgia Press. He has written an autobiographical work and a novel in Hebrew, and the Holocaust memoir he wrote with Trudi Birger, A Daughter’s Gift of Love, was published in America by the Jewish Publication Society and has been translated into many languages.
Rebecca McClanahan’s Naked as Eve is featured in this issue. She has published three previous poetry collections, a book on writing, and her stories, essays and poems have been published in Poetry, The Kenyon Review, Boulevard, The Georgia Review, and Gettysburg Review. Her work has been anthologized in Pushcart Prize XVIII and The Best American Poetry 1998. McClanahan has received the PEN/Syndicated Fiction Award, the J. Howard and Barbara M.J. Wood Prize, the Carter Prize for Nonfiction, and a Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education.
Jennifer Rose is the author of The Old Direction of Heaven (Truman State University Press, 2000) and the recipient of awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Massachusetts Cultural Council and Poetry Society of America, among others. Her poems in this issue of The Drunken Boat are from a manuscript entitled Hometown for an Hour. She lives in Massachusetts and works as a city planner specializing in downtown revitalization.
Francine SterleThe White Bridge, a chapbook, featured in this issue is Francine Sterle’s first poetry collection. A native of Minnesota, her awards include a Lake Superior Contemporary Writers Award, a Loft-McKnight Foundation Award, a Pushcart Prize nomination, a residency fellowship from the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, a Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant, as well as both a Fellowship Grant and a Career Opportunity Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Her poems have been published in such literary journals as The North American Review, Nimrod, CutBank, Atlanta Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, The Beloit Poetry Journal, Zone 3, and many others. She currently resides in the tiny Iron Range town of Cherry, Minnesota. She just won the Editor’s Prize from Tupelo Press and will have a book forthcoming in 2001.
Arthur Sze is the author of six books of poetry, including The Redshifting Web (Copper Canyon Press, 1998). He is the recipient of a Lila-Wallace Reader’s Digest Writer’s Award, a Lannan Literary Award in Poetry, and two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships. A new volume, The Silk Dragon: Translations of Chinese Poetry, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon in mid-2001.
J.C. Todd is a Contributing Editor of The Drunken Boat. She has authored two chapbooks of poems,Nightshade and Entering Pisces, both published by Pine Press. Her poems have appeared in such literary journals as The Paris Review, Prairie Schooner, Virginia Quarterly Review and Beloit Poetry Journal and her translations of poems by the Ecuadorean writer Ivon Gordon Vailakis in Crab Orchard Review. Todd has received a Fellowship in Poetry from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and has been a fellow in poetry at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and the Hambidge Center. She teaches in the Writing for College program at Bryn Mawr College and the poetry program of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.
Eleanor Wilner is the author of five previous books of poetry including Reversing The Spell: New and Selected Poems, Otherwise, Sarah ’s Choice, Shekhinah (all from the University of Chicago Press), and maya (University of Massachusetts Press), as well as a book on visionary imagination, Gathering the Winds, and a translation of Euripides’ Medea (University of Pennsylvania Press). Her work appears in many anthologies, including The Norton Anthology of Poetry 1996 and Best Poems of`1990 (Collier/ Macmillan). Her awards include a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, the Juniper Prize, a Pushcart Prize, and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. She teaches in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College and is currently Grace Conkling Writer-in-Residence at Smith College.