Contributor's NotesLIONEL ABRAHAMS is an editor, publisher, and the author of a number of books including The Writer in Sand and The Celibacy of Felix Greenspan. He lives in Johannesburg
TATAMKULU AFRIKA has won numerous literary awards in South Africa and is the author of two books of poems, Nine Lives and Dark Rider.
EQBAL AHMAD teaches at Hampshire College in the fall semesters. A columnist for third world newspapers, he lives mostly in Pakistan.
PETER ANDERSON is a South African writer and academic whose poetry, fiction, and criticism have been widely published. He is in the United States on a Fulbright scholarship.
ROBIN BECKER is the author of Giacometti's Dog. Her Fellowships include grants from the Massachusetts Artists Foundation and the NEA. Her reviews have appeared in The Boston Globe, Boston Review, and The Women's Review of Books. She has new poems forthcoming in American Poetry Review, Global City Review, and The Tampa Review.
ADAM BEGLEY is a contributing editor at Lingua Franca and The Paris Review.
ROBERT BEROLD is the editor of the South African poetry magazine New Coin, and author of two collections of poetry, The Door to the River and The Fires of the Dead.
WENDY BROWN teaches at the University of California at Santa Cruz in the Women's Studies, History of Consciousness and Legal Studies Departments.
JOSHUA COHEN is the editor of Boston Review and a Professor of Philosophy and Political Science at MIT.
KIM COOPER is Managing Editor and Poetry Editor of Boston Review.
SALLY CRAGIN lives and writes in Massachusetts and her work has appeared in Yankee Traveler, The Boston Globe, and Exquisite Corpse.
DAVID DANIEL is Poetry Editor of Ploughshares.
MICKEY DAVIS is Professor of Law at Cleveland State University and he is the author, with Arthur Miller, of Intellectual Property. His writing has appeared in The Village Voice and Jewish Frontier.
INGRID DE KOK's work has appeared in magazines in South Africa, Canada, and the United States, and has been translated into Spanish and Italian. She teaches at the University of Cape Town and is the author of Familiar Ground.
MARTÍN ESPADA received both the PEN/Revson Fellowship and the Paterson Poetry Prize for his last collection of poems, Rebellion is the Circle of a Lover's Hands. His next book, City of Coughing and Dead Radiators, is forthcoming from W.W. Norton.
FRANCIS FALLER teaches English at the Johannesburg College of Education and is the author of two collections of poetry, Weather Words and Verse-Over.
DAVID FERRY teaches at Wellesley. His most recent books are Gilgamesh: A New Rendering in English Verse (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 1992) and Dwelling Places: Poems and Translations (University of Chicago Press, 1993).
RANDALL FORSBERG is Director of the Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies in Cambridge, MA., which she founded in 1979, after working for many years at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Since the mid 1980s she has been developing concepts for a the cooperative security system based on non-offensive defense and multi-lateral peacekeeping.
RACHEL HADAS is Professor of English at the Newark Campus of Rutgers University and author of eight books of poetry, essays, and translations, most recently Mirrors of Astonishment (Rutgers University Press, 1992).
ALAN K. HENRIKSON is Director of The Fletcher Roundtable on a New World Order at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, where he teaches American and European diplomatic history and international negotiation. He also is an Associate at the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University.
DENIS HIRSON is a South African writer living in Paris. His first book, The House Next Door to Africa (published by Carcaret in England and David Philip in South Africa) has been translated into French and Italian.
NANCY K. KAUFMAN is Executive Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston. She has also served as the Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Public Welfare and the Assistant Secretary of Human Services for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
MATTHEW KROUSE lives in Johannesburg. He is the author of a number of plays and film-scripts, many of which are still banned by state censors. He is the editor of The Invisible Ghetto: Lesbian and Gay Writing from South Africa.
MZIKAYISE MAHOLA's poems have been published in a number of literary journals. He lives in Port Elizabeth, South Africa where he works as an assistant marine biologist for the Port Elizabeth Museum.
WALTER MCDONALD is the author of five books of poems, including Night Landings (HarperCollins) and After the Noise of Saigon (The Juniper Prize, University of Massachusetts Press). Recent work appears in The Atlantic, Grand Street, The Nation, and The New York Review of Books.
JAGAT MEHTA is a former Indian Foreign Secretary with wide international experience as a negotiator. He is a professor of International Relations at the LBJ School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Texas-Austin.
ANDRIES WALTER OLIPHANT is General Editor at the Congress of South African Writers.
OLARA OTUNNU was Uganda's Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 1980 to 1985 and served as President of the Security Council, Vice President of the General Assembly, and Chairman of the Commission on Human Rights. He is currently the President of the International Peace Academy in New York.
CARL PHILLIPS received the Samuel French Morse Prize for his first book of poems, In the Blood (Northeastern University Press, 1992). A graduate of the Boston University Program in Creative Writing, he will be poet-in-residence this year at Washington University in St. Louis.
KAREN PRESS is the author of three books of poetry and a member of the Buchu Books publishing collective. She lives in Cape Town.
LEN PRINCE is a New York-based photographer currently exhibiting in Miami and Atlanta and represented by the Faygold Gallery in Atlanta.
LESEGO RAMPOLOKENG was born in Soweto, South Africa. He is an oral poet who performs at rallies and cultural events, and the author of the book Horns for Hondo.
MAXINE RODBURG's fiction has appeared in many magazines, including Virginia Quarterly Review, and The New England Quarterly. In 1991 she was the recipient of a PEN Syndicated Fiction Award and currently teaches at Harvard.
PETER SACKS left South Africa in 1969, and is now a professor at The Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of The English Elegy, and of In These Mountains and Promised Lands.
DON SHARE's poems and translations have appeared in The Paris Review, Partisan Review, Agni, Harvard Review and elsewhere. He recently received a Discovery Award for Translation from PEN/New England, and a Yaddo residency. He works for Partisan Review, and is a contributing editor to Salamander, a new magazine published in Boston.
KELWYN SOLE teaches at the University of Cape Town and is the author of two books of poetry: The Blood of our Silence and Projections in the Past Tense.
DEBRA SPARK is currently a Fellow at the Bunting Institute and teaches writing at Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts.
ALAN A. STONE is a psychoanalyst who teaches Law and Psychology and Law and Medicine at Harvard Law School.
STEPHEN WATSON is the author of a number of books including In This City and Selected Essays 1980-1990. He teaches English at the University of Cape Town.