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Manoa 15.1 (2003) 198-203
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About the Contributors
John Balcom received his doctorate in Chinese and comparative literature from Washington University at St. Louis. He is an associate professor in the graduate school of translation and interpretation at Monterey Institute of International Studies.
Nick Bozanic lives in Honolulu with his wife and two sons, Gabriel and Isaiah. His most recent book is This Once: Poems 1976-1996; selections from his new work-in-progress, Trust, are forthcoming in an anthology to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of Anhinga Press.
Steve Bradbury teaches poetry and children's literature at National Central University in Taiwan. His first volume of translation is Fusion Kitsch: Poems from the Chinese of Hsia Yü (Zephyr Press, 2001).
Lynda Chanwai-Earle was born in London and spent a large part of her childhood in Papua New Guinea. She is a television journalist and writer and has studied fine arts and drama at Auckland University. In addition to Ka-Shue (Letters Home), published in 1998 by The Women's Play Press, she has published a book of poetry, Honeypants (Auckland University Press, 1994).
Chen Kehua was born in Hualian, on the east coast of Taiwan, in 1961. A trained ophthalmologist, he is also a prolific writer of fiction, essays, plays, film criticism, and song lyrics. He is the author of many books of poetry, the most recent of which is I Picked Up a Skull (2002).
Chen Li was born in 1954 and raised in Hualian, Taiwan. He began writing poetry in the 1970s under the influence of modernism, and in the 1980s turned to social and political themes. By the 1990s, his work explored a wide range of subjects and styles, combining formal and linguistic experiments with concern for indigenous cultures and the formation of a new Taiwanese identity. In collaboration with his wife, literary critic Zhang Fenling, he has translated the work of a large number of Latin American and East European poets, including Neruda and Szymborska.
Chu Van (1921-1994) wrote such well-known novels as Sea Storm, Saline Soil, and Shooting Star. His fiction collections include When the Phoenixes Return, The Singing Behind a Curtain, and The Pearl of Lovesickness. He was the chairman of the Literature and Art Association of Nam Dinh Province in Viet Nam and the director of the province's Culture Service. [End Page 198]
Gavan Daws has written eleven books and a stage play. His work has taken him back and forth between the United States and Australia, with stints in Europe and Asia. His documentary films have won awards internationally; his songs have been performed at the Hollywood Bowl and the Waikïkï Shell and in clubs from San Francisco to Greenwich Village. He lives in Honolulu. More of Iona Contemporary Dance Theatre can be seen at www.iona360.com.
Du Shisanis the pen name of Huang Renhe, a novelist, essayist, visual and performance artist, and poet. Born in 1950 in Zhushan, Nantou Province, Taiwan, he has won awards from the China Times and Epoch Poetry Quarterly.
Sergio Goes was born in Brazil and has been living in the United States for the past thirteen years. His photography has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the London Biennial, The Contemporary Museum, the Honolulu Academy of Arts, and elsewhere. Black Picket Fence, his feature-length documentary, received a Special Jury Award in HBO's Documentary Feature Competition, as well as awards from the Brooklyn International Film Festival.
Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston is the coauthor with her husband, novelist James Houston, ofFarewell to Manzanar, based on her family's imprisonment in the Japanese-American internment camps of World War ii. She also coauthored the Viet Nam memoir Don't Cry, It's Only Thunder and authored a book of personal essays, Beyond Manzanar. She recently completed her first novel, Firehorse Woman.
S.Yumiko Hulvey is an associate professor of Japanese language and literature and the associate dean for academic affairs of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida. She has published translations of narratives by Enchi Fumiko and critical articles on...