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David Baker is the author of four books of poems, most recently After the Reunion, and the editor of Meter in English: A Critical Engagement (University of Arkansas Press).

Mar╠a Baranda was born in Mexico City. She is the author of several books of poems: Il jardin de los encantamientos, Fábula de los perdidos, Ficc╠on del ciclo, and Los memoriosos.

Gene H. Bell-Villada teaches Spanish at Williams College. His most recent book is Art for Art's Sake and Literary Life (a finalist for the National Book Critics' Circle Award).

Rebecca M. Blank is professor of economics at Northwestern University, director of the Northwestern University/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research, and author of It Takes A Nation: A New Agenda for Fighting Poverty (Princeton).

John Bradley teaches English at Northern Illinois University. He is editing, with Bill Witherup, a collection of personal essays dealing with the nuclear age.

Juliana Chang is assistant professor of English at Boston College and the editor of Quiet Fire: A Historical Anthology of Asian American Poetry 1892-1970 (Rutgers).

Emily Fragos earned an MFA from Columbia University. A recipient of The David Craig Austin Memorial Award in Poetry, she teaches at Fordham University, Lincoln Center.

Arnie Graf is on the national staff of the Industrial Areas Foundation.

Greg Glazner and Jon Davis co-edit Countermeasures magazine. Glazner's most recent book of poems is Singularity (Norton); Davis's most recent book of poems is Scrimmage of Appetite (University of Akron Press).

Allen Grossman's most recent book of poems is The Philosopher's Window (New Directions). He is Mellon Professor of the Humanities at the Johns Hopkins University.

Jeffrey Gustavson is the author of Nervous Forces (Alef Books).

Robert H. Haveman is John Bascom Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a research affiliate at the UW Institute for Research on Poverty. He is currently fellow-in-residence at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study.

Hosea Hirata is assistant professor of Japanese literature at Tufts University. He is the author of The Poetry and Poetics of Nishiwaki Junzaburo: Modernism in Translation.

Richard Howard is a poet and translator. He teaches in the Writing Division of the School of the Arts, Columbia University.

F. M. Kamm is professor of philosophy and adjunct professor of law at New York University, and visiting professor of philosophy at UCLA. She is the author of Creation and Abortion and Morality, Mortality (both from Oxford University Press).

Jonathan Lange is the lead organizer of the Industrial Areas Foundation's Solidarity Sponsoring Committee.

Tan Lin's most recent book of poems is Lotion Bullwhip Giraffe (Sun & Moon).

Walter Lew is the editor of Premonitions: The Kaya Anthology of New North American Asian Poetry.

Peter McCarthy is a writer and an on-line editor. He lives in New York.

Molly McQuade was a Pew Fellow at Columbia University from 1996-97. She is a columnist for the Hungry Mind Review and editor of The Poetry Calendar.

Stephen Owen is Irving Babbitt Professor of Comparative Literature and professor of Chinese Literature at Harvard University. His most recent book is An Anthology of Chinese Literature: Beginnings to 1911 (Norton).

Benjamin I. Page is the Gordon Scott Fulcher Professor of Decision Making in the political science department at Northwestern University. His most recent book is Who Deliberates: The Mass Media in Modern Democracy (University of Chicago Press).

John Peck is the author of six books of poems, most recently M and Other Poems (TriQuarterly Books). He practices as a Jungian psychoanalyst in Brattleboro, Vermont.

Marjorie Perloff is Sadie Dernham Patek Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University. Her most recent book is Wittgenstein's Ladder (University of Chicago Press).

Marie Ponsot's books of poems are True Minds (City Lights), Admit Impediment, The Green Dark, and, due in 1998, Emplorers Cry Out Unheard (all Knopf).

Vivian Rothstein directs a California-based non-profit organization that provides shelter and services to battered women, homeless adults, and homeless families.

Kay Ryan's name was inadvertently omitted from the contributors' notes in our last issue. Ryan's newest book of poems is Elephant Rocks. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, The Threepenny Review, and elsewhere.

Fritz W. Scharpf is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies at Cologne, Germany, and a former director of the Labor Market Policy Unit of the Science Center, Berlin. His publications include Crisis and Choice in European Social Democracy.

Charles Simic's thirteenth book of poems is Walking the Black Cat (Harcourt Brace). He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1990.

Robert M. Solow has been a professor of economics at MIT since 1949. He received the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1987 for his theory of growth.

Katherine Soniat's third collection of poems, A Shared Life, won the Iowa Prize in 1993. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in TriQuarterly, Harvard Review, Puerto del Sol, and The Southern Review.

Alan A. Stone is Touroff-Glueck Professor of Law and Psychiatry at Harvard Law School.

Monica de la Torre is coordinator of literature and visual arts at the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York. Her translations have appeared in Review: Latin American Arts and Literature and her poems are forthcoming in Viceversa (Mexico).

Arthur Vogelsang is one of the editors of the APR. His latest book of poetry is Cities and Towns (University of Massachusetts Press), which received the Juniper Prize.

Eliot Weinberger's essays are collected in Works on Paper, Outside Stories, and Written Reaction. His latest translations are A Tale of Two Gardens and In Light of India, both by Octavio Paz.

W.D. Wetherell's books include the novel Chekhov's Sister and, most recently, the story collection Wherever That Great Heart May Be.

John Yau's most recent book of poems is Forbidden Entries (Black Sparrow Press).

Originally published in the Summer 1997 issue of Boston Review

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