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,
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
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
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
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
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
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