JULIE ABBRUSCATO received her B.A. from Barnard College and her M.F.A. from Warren Wilson College. Her story "One Thousand Natural Shocks" will be featured as part of Symphony Space's "Selected Shorts" series in February and aired on National Public Radio. She teaches English and Creative Writing at the Spence School in Manhattan, and is currently at work on a novel. Ms. Abbruscato is the Fiction Editor of Gimlet Eye. DOUGLAS ANDERSON is a painter and Art Editor of Gimlet Eye. His work has been included in many group shows, including exhibitions at the Bronx Museum and the Albright Knox Museum. He is represented by the Blue Mountain Gallery in New York City. SUSAN BERLIN lives in Chatham, N.J. and has studied with Thomas Lux, Stephen Dobyns, Suzanne Gardinier, Victoria Redel and Heather McHugh. Her poems have been published in CONTROLLED BURN, CINCINNATI POETRY REVIEW, THE ASHEVILLE POETRY REVIEW, HARVARD REVIEW and PLOUGHSHARES, among others. She is a recent nominee for a Pushcart Prize. ROBERT BIRMELIN has enjoyed a steadily growing reputation as a painter and teacher. His work appears in many public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Metropolitan Museum. Mr. Birmelin has been the recipient of the Fullbright Scholarship, the National Endowment for the Arts Grant and the Carnegie Prize. A show of is drawings is currently on view at the Jersey City Museum through February 14, 1998. TOM BURCKHARDT studied painting at SUNY Purchase and has recently had one man shows at the Esso Gallery in New York and the Brenard Toal Gallery in Boston. KATHY BUTTERLY is an artist living and working in New York City. She is represented by the Franklin Parrasch Gallery and currently has an exhibition there(September 23 - October 24 VALERIE CHIRIGOS is an artist living and working in New York City. Recently she has been concentrating exclusively on drawing, though she studied sculpture at Boston University. Her work has been included in recent shows at ABC No Rio, 14th Street Painters, and the Albright Knox Gallery in Buffalo. BILLY COLLINS is the author of five books of poetry; including THE ART OF DROWNING (University of Pittsburgh Press,1995), THE APPLE THAT ASTONISHED PARIS and QUESTIONS ABOUT ANGELS, which was selected by Edward Hirsch for the National Poetry Series. THE ART OF DROWNING was a finalist for the 1996 Lenore Marshall Prize. Collins's poetry has appeared in anthologies, textbooks, and a variety of periodicals, including POETRY, AMERICAN POETRY REVIEW, AMERICAN SCHOLAR, HARPER'S, PARIS REVIEW, and THE NEW YORKER. His work has been featured in The Pushcart Prize Anthology and THE BEST AMERICAN POETRY for 1992, 1993, and 1997. He has received fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation. He is professor of English at Lehman College of CUNY. He lives in Somers, New York.
DAWN CORRIGAN lives in Salt Lake City. Her poems have appeared in Controlled Burn, New England Review, The Paris Review, and elsewhere. Thomas Lux, Jane Cooper, Kate Johnson Phillips, William Logan, Mark Strand and Eavan Boland are just a few on the absurdly long list of poets and fiction writers with whom she has studied. She was Managing Editor of Western Humanities Review on and off for five years, and currently works as a technical writer. Her ten-minute play, "September," was produced by her friend Jon Sherman at the Summer Source Festival in Washington D.C. in 1997. Jon reported that people laughed when they were supposed to. She just completed a screenplay, "Love Among the Ruins," and is shopping it around while she works on a second screenplay and a novel.JIM ENNIS, by vocation and genetics, is an engineer, who lives and works in Huntsville, Alabama. Also, by genetics from his mother's side, he's a lover of words. As a mixed breed, so to speak, he seeks to honor both sides; writing to express the soul, and engineering as a different expression and to pay the bills. This is his first publication of poetry.
The poets that have influenced RICHARD FEIN the most are those of the New York and deep images school. Whatever they do, he does the opposite. Also, those poets recommended by the literary scholar, living white male, and general know-it-all Harold Bloom, he doesn't read. This leaves him with little to read and few to emulate. Basically he gazes into a mirror and copies down his rantings and ravings. He has not been published in any of the finest literary journals (except Gimlet Eye), but some the journals wise enough, or foolish enough to publish him are: Gulf Stream Magazine, 96 incMississippi Review, ELF: Eclectic Literary Forum Touchstone, Windsor Review, Maverick, Sonoma Mandala Literary Review , Ellipsis, Roanoke Review, El Dorado Poetry Review, and many, many others--really. This poet of the Western World (except New Jersey) requests that all hate mail, communiques of derision, marriage proposals and meretricious solicitations of his person be sent to email@example.comROBERT FRANCA'S last one person show was at the Conde Gallery in New York in 1997. Franca has also been included in shows at the Painting Center, The New York Studio School, and the Newhouse Center for ContemporaryArt. He was the recipient of a Fulbright fellowship for painting. JODIE GARAY lives and writes in Brooklyn, New York.
CORY GINSBURG currently attends Sarah Lawrence College. He will recieve his B.A. in the spring of '00 and plans to go on to work towards an M.F.A. He has worked with Tracie Morris and Liz Rosenberg. He is most influenced by Carl Sandburg and post-modern fiction writers, such as John Barth and Donald Barthelme.
BARBARA GOODSTEIN is an artist living and workin in New York. Her most recent show was at the Bowery Gallery. A review of the show appears on these pages.OWEN GRAY'S most recent one man show was at the Blue Mountain Gallery in 1998. He was in an exhibition with Margret Leveson at the Birmingham House Gallery in Birmingham Alabama and will also be included in a group show at Dartmouth College's Hopkins Center Gallery this spring. SHAZ HOBRATHis a musician, writer and manic eccentric living in Atlanta, Georgia. His band Arcanum has been on American MTV, has charted hits in Lithuania and Canada, and released their first cd, The Spoken Scream, onVisage (WestCom) Records out of Germany.http://listen.to/arcanum
PATRICK KELLEY is no longer at his past email address, but he did submit these poems to Gimlet Eye and Timothy Ferine likes them a lot. Patrick please get in touch if you see this! And obviously Patrick can disappear at will. Enjoy his work...I did. Patrick is a student at The University of Pennsylvania.THEODORE KIESSELBACH held the first Jacob Javits Fellowship in creative writing while at Iowa. He's studied with James Galvin, Thomas Lux, Gerald Stern and James Tate. Recent work appears or is forthcoming in Hayden's Ferry Review, The Malahat Review and Oxford Magazine. After peripatesis, he calls Brooklyn home. SHEILA KOHLER has published two novels, The Perfect Place and The House on R Street as well as a book of short stories, Miracles in America with Knopf. Ms. Kohler's stories have been seen in numerous journals including the PARIS REVIEW and STORY MAGAZINE. The story appearing in this issue of Gimlet Eye may be seen in the October YALE REVIEW. GABRIEL LADERMAN was an early and important exponent of the figurative revival of the 50's and 60's. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fullbright Fellowship and the Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. His work appears in many public collections, including Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, The National Gallery of Art and the National Academy of design. The works pictured in this issue of Gimlet Eye were on view at the Tatischeff Gallery in New York this fall.
BRIAN LYNCH is a printmaker based in New York. After studying printmaking in University of Iowa he has appeared in numerous group and solo shows. He recieved a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in 1998. His latest work can be seen at his upcoming show at Art Lab in Staten Isalnd.THOMAS LUX is a member of the writing faculty and director of the MFA program at Sarah Lawrence College and a core faculty member of the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers. In recent years he has also taught at the Universities of Michigan, Iowa, and California (Irvine). A former Guggenheim Fellow and the recipient of three NEA grants, Lux won the Kingsley Tufts Award for his previous book, SPLIT HORIZON, and was also a finalist for The Los Angeles Times Book Award in poetry. HEATHER McHUGH'S, most recent books are Hinge and Sign: Poems 1968-1993 (National Book Award finalist and winner of the Pollock/Harvard Book Review Prize in 1994) and Broken English: Poetry and Partiality, a book of essays. A collection of her translations of the poems of Jean Follain was published by Princeton in 1981 and she has collaborated with her husband Niko on translations of Blaga Dimitrova and Paul Celan. In 1984, she was appointed Milliman Distinguished Writer-in Residence at the University of Washington, and she is a regular summer faculty visitor at the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. This June, she will be returning as a faculty member to the Sarah Lawrence College Summe Seminar for Writers. Heather is currently at work on new poems and a collection of essays provisionally titled Lyric Destination. CYNTHIA MARSHALL lives in Connecticut and works at whatever she can - mostly as a freelance writer and online editor. She has an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and her poetry has been performed in collaboration with performance artists and actors, and published in Global City Review.
MARILYN PALMERI is a painter and teacher living and working in Brooklyn. Palmeri's most recent show was at the Bowery Gallery.
DANIEL RICCUITO is a painter, writer, and teacher, whose writing has appeared in Modern Painters and other publications. His latest show was at the Bowery Gallery in the spring of 1999.MOLLY SACKLER Molly Sackler is trying to move to New Grub Street. Her work on her dissertation at New York University won her the Robert Halsband Fellowship 1996-97. Her subject is late seventeenth and early eighteenth century English literature, but her interests are broad, and her motto, "the language of poetry and criticism cannot differ, in more than degree" (H. Bloom). While an undergrad, she co-edited the Sarah Lawrence Review with Tim Ferine. She was recently selected as a contestant in the Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Poetry Competition in Chicago and she is working on a book of poems, "Remembering Asparagus."
DOUG TANOURY grew up in Detroit and still lives in the area with his wife and three children. Doug has been published by The Pittsburgh Quarterly, Eclectica, Poetry Magazine, Agnieszka's Dowry, Savoy Magazine, Zuzu's Petals, Pif, The Blockhead Journal, Swagazine, Kimera and others. Doug is exclusively an Internet poet with the majority of his work never leaving electronic form. However, his work is featured in a new book by Funky Dog Publishing: "Athens Avenue-A Collection Of Poetry". The greatest influence on Doug's work was the 7th grade poetry anthology used in Sister Debra's English class: Reflections On ASASHA TROYAN is a writer living and Working in Brooklyn. JOHN TALBOT is a former book editor who worked at Simon Schuster, Pocket Books, and Putnam Berkley. He currently heads his own literary agency. His first novel, THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO ARMED ROBBERY, has been optioned for film by Wind Dancer Productions. These are his first published poems VICTORIA VEEDELL studied painting at Texas A&M, in France at L'Ecole Albert Defois, and at New York University. Her work has been included in numerous group shows in New York and Texas most recently in The Ides of March at ABC No Rio in New York, MERIN WEXLER lives in New York with her husband and daughter.
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