The 2River View

2_2 (Winter 1998) BIO

MICHAEL ARMSTRONG is a metal sculptor and poet living in eastern Kentucky.

JANET BUCK teaches writing and literature at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon, and has published IN journals, magazines and anthologies across the United States.

FRANCESCO CLEMENTE'S paintings, drawings, prints, and illustrated books have been the subject of numerous important traveling retrospective exhibitions, including Pastelle 1973-1983 (Berlin: Nationalgalerie, 1983); Departure of the Argonaut (New York: Museum of Modern Art,1986); Three Worlds (Philidelphia Museum of Art/ Royal Academy, London, 1990); Early Morning Exercises (Paris: Centre Pompidou, 1994); Two Horizons (Tokyo: Sezon Museum of Art, 1994); Francesco Clemente: Portraits (Pittsburgh: The Andy Warhol Museum, 1997); a permanent installation of paintings at the Guggenheim Museum/Bilbao (1997), and a forthcoming retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum, New York (1999). His many published collaborative works with poets have included John Wieners, Gregory Corso, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Creeley, and Rene Ricard.


JOHN CORNWALL lives and works in a rural area in the North of England. He has contributed to many webzines, most noticeably Snakeskin.

Robert Creeley, in Selected Poems: 1945-1990, writes, "Why poetry? Its materials are so constant, simple, elusive, specific. It costs so little and so much. It preoccupies a life, yet can only find one living. It is a music, a playful construct of feeling, a last word and communion." Mr. Creeley's life-long engagement with poetry is too extensive for this small space but is documented on the Robert Creeley Home Page.

Poetry and fiction by HOLLY DAY have most recently appeared in Liquid Ohio, Gallery Pianissimo, and Tomorrow Magazine.

CLARK HOLTZMAN lives mostly in hotels. On weekends, he lives with his family in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. It is a nice suburb, but taxes are high. Growing up, he neglected to imagine such an outcome.

Brent Long is a writer currently living in Providence, RI. His work has appeared in several magazines and journals, including Faquier Poetry Journal, Cold Mountain Review, and The Portable Plateau. He is currently working with poet C.D. Wright on A Reader's Map of Rhode Island, a Lost Roads project.

JAN STREVER teaches traditional classes of creative writing, literature, and composition, as well as Online English 101 and Online Introduction to Literature; publishes Kimera: A Journal of Fine Writing; edits Research and Reflections, Gonzaga University's educational electronic journal; advises Legends, the literary and art magazine of Spokane Community College; manages Pause a moment: Poetry, a weekly-updated, comprehensive list of poetry links and prose. Contact her at