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CONTRIBUTORS POETRY Margaret Atwood has been publishing and winning awards for her poetry since the early 1960's. She is a native and resident of Canada and was awarded the Companion of the Order of Canada in 1981. Recent books of poems include Selected Poems (Oxford University Press, 1976; Simon & Schuster, 1978), Two-Headed Poems (Oxford, 1978), and True Stories (Oxford, 1981). She is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship for 1981. Marvin Bell has two books forthcoming in the fall: Old Snow Just Melting: Essays and Interviews (University of Michigan Press); and William Stafford and Marvin Bell: A Correspondence in Poetry (David R. Godine). The five poems in this issue of Missouri Review are from his newest book, These Green-Going-To-Yellow (Atheneum). He has just finished teaching a semester at the University of Hawaii. S. Ben-Tov has published in Ploughshares, Southern Poetry Review, Black Warrior Review, Tendril, Dark Horse and others. Her work is cited for special mention in the forthcoming issue of Southern Poetry Review, and she is a recipient of the Judith Nichols Poetry Scholarship at the Radcliffe Seminars. She teaches creative writing and lives in Cambridge , Massachusetts. David Bottoms has new poems coming out soon in American Poetry Review, Poetry, The Georgia Review and others. He is completing a doctorate in English at Florida State University and finishing a new book of poems to be called Rest at the Mercy House. Stephen Dobyn's fourth book of poems, The Balthus Poems, will be published by Atheneum in May, 1982. He teaches in the MFA Writing Program of Warren Wilson College. Robert Gibb has two books of poems: Whalesongs (Turkey Press, 1979) and The Margins (Whitebear Books, 1979). Other poems have recently appeared in Poetry Northwest and The Chariton Review. He teaches creative writing at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Jonathan Holden is poet-in-residence at Kansas State University. His collection of poems, Design for a House (University of Missouri Press), won the Devins Award. Len Roberts teaches creative writing at Northampton County Community College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He recently received a Pennsylvania State Poetry Grant, and his chapbook, Cohoes Theater, was a Distinguished Finalist for the 1980 Elliston Award. 198 ยท The Missouri Review Vivian Teter is completing the MFA program at the University of Arizona and is a poetry editor for the Sonora Review. David Wagoner is Professor of English at the University of Washington, and the editor of Poetry Northwest. He has written twelve books of poems, most recently Landfall (Atlantic - Little, Brown, 1981), and ten novels including The Hanging Garden (Atlantic - Little, Brown, 1980). His 1965 novel, The Escape Artist, will soon be released by Orion Pictures - Warner Brothers as a film directed by Francis Coppola. He has twice been nominated for the National Book Award in Poetry and once for the American Book Award in Poetry. Diane Wald's poems have appeared in Missouri Review before. Other poems have recently appeared in Ploughshares, Black Warrior Review, and G;7f Edge. Robert Wrigley teaches at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. He has poems forthcoming in American Poetry Review, Ironwood, and The Ohio Review. INTERVIEW Gerald Stern's new book is The Red Coal (Houghton Mifflin, 1981). He taught at Columbia University last fall. Sanford Pinsker is Chairman of the English department at Franklin & Marshall College. His poems and literary criticism appear in a wide variety of magazines. Critical Essays on Philip Roth is his most recent book. FICTION Paul Bowles will have two novels reissued in 1982: The Spider's House (Black Sparrow Press) and Up Above the World (Ecco Press). In 1981, Black Sparrow published a volume of collected poems, Next to Nothing, and a volume of short stories, Midnight Mass. The selections in this issue of Missouri Review are from Points In Time, scheduled for spring publication in London by Peter Owen. Ian MacMillan's collection of stories, Light and Power (University of Missouri Press) won the Associated Writing Programs Award for Short Fiction in 1979. A novel entitled Blakely's Ark was published by Berkeley/Putnam in 1981. He teaches fiction writing at the University of Hawaii. Leslie Norris's publications include Sliding: Short...


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