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CONTRIBUTORS POETRY Agha Shahid Ali, from Kashmir, will finish a Ph.D. this year at Pennsylvania State. A Bread Loaf Scholarship winner, he has published poems in Canada, Denmark, England, India, and the U.S. A chapbook, Postcard from Kashmir, will appear this year from CrossCultural Communications Press. Stephen Dunn's fourth collection, Work and Love, was recently issued by Carnegie-Mellon. Edison Dupree is a part-time pizza cook. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Iowa Review, Southern Poetry Review, Literary Review and elsewhere. James Galvin's book of poems is Imaginary Timber (Doubleday). He lives in Tie Siding, Wyoming when not teaching at Humboldt State University. Jorie Graham was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for 1982. Her first collection is Hybrids of Ghosts and Plants (Princeton U. Press). Joyce James, native of Skidmore, Missouri, lives and teaches in Houston, Texas. She is in the Writing Program at the University of Houston. Yusef Komunyakaa received a NEA Creative Writing Fellowship for 1981-1982. His first book, Losf in the Bonewheel Factory, Lynx House Press, was a finalist for the 1979 Elliston Book Award. He teaches English at the University of New Orleans. William Matthew's Flood was published by Atlantic, Little Brown in April. He spent the spring as Visiting Professor at the University of Houston. Julia Mishkin is a free-lance writer in N.YC. Recentwork is forthcoming in the Iowa Review, The Antioch Review, and Praire Schooner. Carol Muske just finished a third book of poems, Wyndmere, and will be teaching at U.C. Irvine next year. Sharon Olds has had poems recently in Woman Poet, Ironwood, and Atlantic Monthly. Satan Says (University of Pittsburgh Press) won the San Francisco Poetry Center Award for 1981. Stanley Plumly's latestbook, Out-of-the-Body-Travel, was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award. Summer Celestial, a new collection of poems, will appear in Septmber, 1983. This year he will be a visitor at the Writers' Workshop at Iowa. Judith Root is living in Oakland, California. She is widely published. L.M. Rosenberg is poetry editor of the new tri-quarterly, MSS. She has published poetry in The New Yorker, The American Poetry Review, The New Republic, The Georgia Review, The Agni Review, and elsewhere. The Missouri Review ยท 273 Michael Sheridan's poems appearinAgniReview, American PoetryReview, Iowa Review, Ohio Review, Paris Review and elsewhere. The Fifth Season, his first book of poems, is available from Ohio University Press. Arthur Smith has poems in The Nation, The New Yorker, North American Review, Georgia Review, Chicago Review, and elsewhere. In 1981, he was a Discovery/27ze Nation winner. Bruce Weigl has recent poems in The New England Review, TriQuarterly, and Crazy Horse. The Giver ofMorning: On the Poetry of Dave Smith was published by Thunder City Press in their American Poets Profile Editions. He is a regular review columnist for Poef Lore. Dara Wier is widely published. She teaches in the Writing Program at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. David Wojahn's book Icehouse Lights won the 1981 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition and has recently been published by Yale University Press. He teaches at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock. FICTION Lee K. Abbott, Jr. has work forthcoming in the Southern Review, Ohio Review and the South Carolina Review. His Collection, The Heart Never Fits Its Wanting, won the St. Lawrence Award for Fiction for 1981. Anthony Caputi teaches at Cornell University. His published fiction includes a novel, Loving Evie, and an O. Henry Prize story. This is his second appearance in MR. Stephen Minot's short stories have appeared in more than a dozen magazines including Harpers, Atlantic, Playboy, The Virginia Quarterly Review. His books include Crossings, a collection of stories, and three novels: Chill ofDusk, Ghost Images, and Surviving the Flood. He recently resigned his teaching position at Trinity College to devote all his time to writing. David OhIe teaches at The University of Texas at Austin. This is his second appearance in MR. His novel, Motorman, was published by Knopf in 1972. He is currently completing a collection of short stories. Z. Vance Wilson lives in Atlanta. "The Quick and the Dead" is...


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