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CONTRIBUTORS POETRY Keith Althaus is on the Writing Committee of the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. He was one of the first Writing Fellows at the center in 1969. Other poems currently appear in The Agni Review. Michael Blumenthal's first book of poems, Sympathetic Magic, won the Water Mark Poets of North America first book award for 1980. His work in this issue of The Missouri Review is from a second collection in manuscript. Other poems are forthcoming inPoetry, Kayak, Kansas Quarterly and other places. He is a free-lance writer and teaches poetry at the Writers' Center, Glen Echo, Maryland. Christopher Buckley is teaching at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has a book, Last Rites (Ithaca House), and poems are forthcoming in the New Yorker, Sewanee Review, Georgia Review, New England Review, and Quarterly West. John Engman's chapbook, Alcatraz, is published by Burning Deck Press. Jorie Graham has new work forthcoming in Antaeus, The Nation, and the American Poetry Review. A book, Hybrids of Plants and of Ghosts, was published by Princeton University Press in 1980. Andrew Hudgins currently teaches at Auburn University at Montgomery . Next year he will be a Teaching-Writing Fellow at the University of Iowa. His poems are forthcoming in The Hudson Review, The Kenyon Review, American Poetry Review, and The Antioch Review. Bill Knotfs books include The Naomi Poems: Corpse & Beans (1968), Rome in Rome (1976), and Selected & Collected Poems (1977). Harvey Lillywhite is co-editor of Plum. His poems have appeared in Ploughshares, South Dakota Review, and Intro 10. He is currently teaching in Baltimore. Julia Mishkin is a free-lance editor in New York City. Her work is forthcoming in The Georgia Review, Poetry, and Prairie Schooner. Judith Moffett gave readings in Indiana, Utah, and California, and was Poet in Residence for three weeks at Middlebury College, while on leave last year from the University of Pennsylvania. Her first short story recently appeared in Shenandoah. Boyer Rickel lives in Tucson, Arizona. His poems have appeared recently or are forthcoming in Ploughshares, The Beloit Poetry Journal and North American Review. The Missouri Review ¦ 232 Ira Sadoff's chapbook, A Northern Calendar will be published this spring by David Godine. He is the author of Settling Down (1975) and Palm Reading in Winter (1978). Jane Shore has taught at Harvard, Sarah Lawrence, and the University of Washington. Her first book, Eye Level (University of Massachusetts Press, 1977), was awarded the Juniper Prize. She has received grants from the NEA, the Radcliffe Institute, CAPS, and the Massachusetts Foundation for the Arts and Humanities. Nextyear she will teach at Tufts and Columbia and will complete her second book of poems. Mary Swander is the author of Succession from the University of Georgia Press. Stephen Tapscott lives near Boston and teaches at M.I.T. ByIl Travis will receive an MFA with spring from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. INTERVIEW Mark Strand has taught writing at Harvard, Iowa, and Columbia. He is a Fulbright lecturer, Guggenheim Fellow, and recipient of the 1980 Fellowship of the Academy of American Poets. His SelectedPoems was published in 1981 by Atheneum. FICTION Tess Gallagher is the coordinator of the creative writing program at Syracuse University. Her numerous publications include two collections of poems from Graywolf Press, Instructions to the Double and Under Stars. A limited edition chapbook, Stepping Outside, was published by Penumbra Press. Her recent work appeared in The New Yorker, Ironwood, and Quarterly West. She is also a columnist for the American Poetry Review. W.S. Penn currently lives in Syracuse, where he teaches fiction writing and literature. "Storm Watch" is the title story of a collection of stories currently being submitted to publishers. He is finishing the third revision of a novel, tentatively titled Coyote. Jean Ross is living in Charlottesville, Virginia. Her previous publications have been in Esquire. REVIEW Louis Gallo has a long history of literary reviewing for magazines and newspapers. He currently teaches English and writing at Columbia College, South Carolina. 232 · The Missouri Review CRITICISM William E. Cain teaches English at Wellesley College. His essays and reviews have appeared in College English, Georgia Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and...


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