2_4 (Summer 1998)
Amico M. Buttaci has work currently in Poetry Magazine,
Aphelion, North River Review, The Writers Club, and The
Bohemian Forest. His poetry collection Promising The Moon
is currently selling in local bookstores. He lives in Lodi,
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 in living. It is a music, a playful construct of feeling,
a last word and communion."
D. Griffin is Professor of English and Dean of Arts and
Sciences at Dyersburg State Community College, Dyersburg, Tennessee.
His books of poetry include New Fires (1982), The Blue
Water Tower (1984), and Airspace (1989).
Robert Indiana is known for using public signs and symbols with
altered lettering to make stark and challenging visual statements.
In 1973, an 8¢ stamp was published with perhaps his most famous
image, LOVE. On the envelope of a letter to Robert Creeley,
Indiana numbered the stamp 1/4,000,000.
Largo has published a chapbook of poetry, Nails In Soft
Wood (Pikadilly Press); and a novel, Southern Comfort
(New Earth Books). A former recepient of a fiction grant from the
New York State Arts Council, he currently lives in South Florida,
where he is a board member of the Miami International Book Fair.
knows billy little ,
they say he lives in Nowhere, B.C., he could be writing poems in
your name next week. Combat Plagiarism is a project he's currently
working on wherein he writes the best poem he could possibly write
that day and signs your name or Gerry Gilbert's name, or Pierre
Joris or Lily Brik or Duncan McNaughton or David McFadden.
Pettit has served as a Russian Linguist for the U.S. Army,
graduated Harvard Divinity School, and now lives in small-town Massachusetts.
Her short stories and poems have appeared in various periodicals
such as Eye on Women, Eratica, and Salt River Review.
Her poem, "Irkutsk," won first prize in the 1st Annual Poetry
competition of the e-zine Tapestry.
Sherry is a high school senior in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan,
where he has been learning along the banks of the St. Mary's River
for all his seventeen years.
Siedlecki is a Professor of English at Daemen College who
has taught in Poland and the former German Democratic Republic,
and--unless being so far away from baseball proves too devastating--will
probably retire someday to Italy. Meanwhile, when he is not working
on his book, writing poetry, or composing radio essays, he does
everything in his power to spread lies about Buffalo--about its
awful weather, its depressed economy, its uninteresting architecture,
its dearth of culture, its bad landscape--only to keep the upwardly-mobile
Stoller is the owner-manager of a cattle farm in south Georgia.
She and her writing partner, Laura Young, this year won the Haiku
Society of America Renku Award. She has poems online in Recursive
Angel, Conspire, Ygdrasil, Eclectica, Snakeskin; and in paper
magazines such as Frogpond, Still, Visions International, El
Dorado Review, and Poetry.
Zumwalt is a Professor of English at Southeastern Oklahoma
State University. She is a gardener, a grandmother, an animal lover,
a sometimes poet, and a Texan at heart.