Notes on Contributors

David Antin is a poet, critic and performance artist, whose books include Definitions (1967), Autobiography (1967), Code of Flag Behavior (1968), Meditations (1971), Talking (1972 & 2001), After the War (A Long Novel with Few Words) (1973), Dialogue (1980), Tuning (1984), Selected Poems 1963-1973 (1991) and What It Means to be Avant-Garde (1993), A Conversation with David Antin, a dialogue with Charles Bernstein,; and i never knew what time it was (University of California Press, 2005). The Spring, 2001, issue of The Review of Contemporary Fiction was devoted to his work.

Mark Axelrod’s novels include Capital Castles (Pacific Writers Press, 2000), Cloud Castles (Pacific Writers Press, 1998), Cardboard Castles (Pacific Writers Press, 1996) and Bombay California (Pacific Writers Press, 1994). He is a Professor and former Chair of English & Comparative Literature at Chapman University, Orange, California. Prior to teaching at Chapman, he taught at the University of East Anglia, UK and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He has finished a new, Pan-Euro-American trilogy titled, The Posthumous Memoirs of Blase Kubash, based on the character created by the 19th century Brazilian novelist, Machado de Assis.

Pablo Baler was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a fiction writer and art critic and is the author of the novel Circa and several short stories anthologized in Quince Lineas and Nuevos Cuentistas Argentinos. Baler currently teaches Latin American Literature and Creative Writing at California State University, Los Angeles. “The Master Touch” is part of a book in progress entitled: Sujetos a la Nada: cuarenta cuentos incontables.

Cornel Bonca is of Brazilian-Romanian descent and is an Associate Professor of English at California State University, Fullerton. He’s published fiction and essays in Jacaranada, Kill the Buddha, the Review of Contemporary Fiction, American Book Review, the New York Observer, the OC Weekly, and other journals. He’s currently Arts Editor at the District Weekly, and lives in Costa Mesa, California.

Curtis Bonney’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in New American Writing, Bird Dog, The New Review of Literature, Key Satch(el), The Boston Review, 6500, Fourteen Hills, and 21 Stars, among others. He’s recently finished One Day Your Family Will Love Being Yours, a collection that doubles as a remarkably lucid overview of the various psychoanalytic theories of early childhood development. He teaches in and coordinates the English language program for immigrants and refugees at North Seattle Community College.

Alicia Borinsky was born in Buenos Aires, and is a fiction writer, poet and literary critic. In 1996, she received the Latino Literature Award for her novel Sueños del seductor abandonado, translated into English as Dreams of the Abandoned Seducer. Other fiction includes Mina cruel (translated into English as Mean Woman), Cine continuado (translated into English as All Night Movie) and this year Golpes Bajos/Low Blows in a bilingual Spanish-English edition. She is currently working on a new novel.

Daniel Borzutzky is a poet, fiction writer, and translator.  He is the author of two books:  The Ecstasy of Capitulation (BlazeVox Books, 2007), and Arbitrary Tales (Triple Press, 2005);  his translation of Chilean poet Jaime Luis Huenun’s Port Trakl is forthcoming from Action Books, and his translations of Chilean writer Juan Emar have appeared in several magazines.  Daniel’s writings and translations have appeared in dozens of print and online journals. 

Carmen Boullosa was born in Mexico City and is a leading Mexican poet, novelist and playwright. She received the Xavier Villaurrutia Prize in 1990, the Literaturpreis of Frankfurt for the German translation of La Milagrosa in 1997, and the Anna Seghers Prize in 1998. She has been a Guggenheim Fellow and a fellow at the Center for Scholars and Writers of the New York Public Library and has been Distinguished Professor at Georgetown University and San Diego State University, a visiting professor at Columbia University, and has held the Andrés Bello Chair at NYU and the Chair Reyes at the Sorbonne. She is now a Distinguished Lecturer at City College New York.

In September of 2007, City Lights will reissue Rebecca Brown’s first novel, The Haunted House, originally published in the UK in 1986. Brown is also the author of eleven other books of prose including The Last Time I Saw You, The End of Youth, The Dogs: A Modern Bestiary, The Terrible Girls  (all with City Lights), Excerpts from a Family Medical Dictionary (U of Wisconsin), The Gifts of the Body (HarperCollins) and Woman in Ill Fitting Wig, a collaboration with painter Nancy Kiefer.  Her work is translated into Japanese, German, Danish, Italian and Norwegian and widely anthologized.  Brown has also written a libretto for a dance opera and plays, including  The Toaster, and is currently engaged in  projects involving altered texts, literary theft, the collision of pop and highbrow culture (i.e. Opera and  pop) and the visual arts. She is Creative Director of Literature at Centrum in Port Townsend, Washington ( and teaches in the MFA program at Goddard College in Vermont. She moved to Seattle in l981.

Jaq Chartier’s paintings explore scientific methods through experimentation with paint and process. All of her works are “tests” to discover something about materials and what they do. Inspired in part by images of DNA gel electrophoresis, Chartier investigates the migration of various stains through layers of paint and acrylic gels. Her work shows widely across the US.

Daniel Comiskey was coeditor of Monkey Puzzle, a magazine of poetry and prose, and worked as literary manager for The Poet’s Theater, which produced readings of dramatic works written by poets. He has collaborated with other poets on a number of projects, the most recent of which is the long poem Crawlspace, written with C.E. Putnam and forthcoming from P.I.S.O.R. publications. His translations of Hu Xudong, produced in conjunction with Ying Qin, will appear later this year in Another Kind of Nation: An Anthology of Contemporary Chinese Poetry.

Hiber Conteris is currently living in Montevideo, Uruguay. Last published novels, Round Trip (Montevideo, Planeta, 1998); Oscura Memoria del Sur (Montevideo, Fin de Siglo, 2002). His latest plays include, “Onetti en el espejo” (Teatro Circular, Montevideo) and was also performed in Spain, Italy, France, Cuba, Paraguay, Dominican Republic. His latest novel to be published is Cuarteto del Exilio (“The Exile Quartet”), by Planeta, Montevideo, 2007.

Christine Deavel is co-owner of Open Books, a poetry-only bookstore in Seattle. Her chapbook, Box of Little Spruce, was published by LitRag Press in 2005.

Alicia Del Campo is an Associate Professor of Latin American Literature at California State University, Long Beach.  Her areas of interest include Latin American Literature and Culture, Latin American Theater, Cultural Studies in Latin America, Literature and Human Rights, Memory, Politics and Theatre. She is the author of: Teatralidades de la memoria en el Chile de la transición. Santiago: Mosquito Comunicaciones; and is co-editor of Discursos Teatrales en los albores del siglo XXI. Irvine: Ediciones de Gestos, 2001. She is the author of several articles on Latin American literature and theatre published in the US, Chile, Germany and Spain. Her research deals with the broadening of theoretical and methodological approaches to theatre to include the study of social and political theatricalities, theatricalities of the women’s movement in Latin America, and the staging of historic memory and national identities in contemporary Latin America.

April De Nonno’s poems appear in Facture, Monkey Puzzle, Fine Madness, and elsewhere. Next spring, she will co-curate “Last Call: the Seattle Phonebooth Series,” a photography exhibit celebrating the history of the “private” public phone. April teaches film history in the Theater Department at Cornish College of the Arts. In 2004-05, she was the recipient of CCA’s Teaching Excellence Award for the Humanities & Sciences.

According to John Ashbery, Joseph Donahue’s collection Incidental Eclipse confirms him “one of the major American poets of this time.” Other collections include World Well Broken and the ongoing Terra Lucida. A professor at Duke University, he lives in both Seattle and North Carolina.

Ken Edwards’ books include the poetry collections Good Science (Roof Books, 1992), eight + six (Reality Street, 2003), No Public Language: Selected Poems 1975-95 (Shearsman Books, 2006), Bird Migration in the 21st Century (Spectacular Diseases, 2006) and the novel Futures (Reality Street, 1998). The prose work Nostalgia for Unknown Cities is seeking a publisher. He has been editor/publisher of Reality Street Editions since 1993. He is active in music as well as writing: he wrote the text for a piece by John Tilbury for piano, voice and sampled sounds, There’s something in there…, which was premiered in Leeds in 2003, and his music for Fanny Howe’s Spiral was first performed in Brighton and London in 2004. After 35 years in London, he now lives with his partner Elaine in Hastings, on the south coast of England, and works as an editor for the Royal College of Nursing.

Juan Emar was the pen name of Álvaro Yáñez Bianchi (1893-1964). He was the son of an influential politician and diplomat, and he lived intermittently between Santiago and Paris. In Paris, he was associated with surrealist groups, and he took the name Juan Emar because of its connection to the French phrase “J’en ai marre” (I’m fed up). Between 1935-1937, he published four books: Miltín, Un año, Ayer y Diez, which were largely ignored in Chile as he managed to upset the dominant literary circles of his time. In the 1970s, and more recently, his work was reissued in Chile, and he is now thought of as one of the most important 20th century Chilean and South American fiction writers, and seen as a precursor to writers like Julio Cortázar and Juan Rulfo.

Macedonio Fernandez (1 June 1874 - 10 February 1952) was an Argentine novelist and philosopher. Known throughout Latin America merely as “Macedonio, “ his writings included novels, short stories, poetry, journalism, and works that would fall into a category unlabelled and unknown by any name. He was a mentor to and profoundly influenced  Borges “to the point of plagiarism” not to mention other avant-garde Argentine writers such as Cortázar.  His influence on the “boom writers” throughout Latin America such as García Marquez, Felisberto Hernandez, and Bioy Casares is difficult to measure.  Most of his work has never been translated including his most famous work, Museo de la novela de la eterna, which many consider to be the equivalent of Joyce’s Ulysses.

Kathleen Fraser has published twelve volumes of poems and two children’s books, including What I Want (1974), Magritte Series (1977), New Shoes (1978), Each Next, narratives (1980), Something (even human voices) in the foreground, a lake (1984), Notes Preceding Trust (1987), When New Time Folds Up (1993) and WING (1995). Her most recent collection, - il cuore : the heart - New & Selected Poems (1970-1995), was published by Wesleyan University Press in the Fall of 1997. Fraser splits her time between San Francisco and Rome where she lives with her husband, the philosopher/playwright Arthur Bierman, from March through June.

Diana George lives in Seattle, where she works as a technical editor. Her fiction has appeared in 3rd Bed, Denver Quarterly, and Chicago Review; her chapbook Disciplines is available from Noemi Press.

Jesse Glass grew up on a horse farm near Westminster, Maryland. He currently lives and works in Tokyo, Japan. His plays, poems, performance works, and fiction have appeared in a wide variety of journals and anthologies. In addition to his work as Publisher of Ahadada Books, Jesse Glass is a professor of Literature and History in the Graduate and Undergraduate programs at Meikai (Bright Sea) University in Chiba, Japan. His most recent book is The Passion of Phineas Gage & Selected Poems.

A painter and photographer, Randy Hayes also writes as time allows. Hayes’ work as a freelance scene painter and designer, primarily with WGBH PBS Television in Boston, had an enormous influence on his art. In 1976 he opened a used and rare bookstore in Seattle that included a small gallery. The gallery exhibited primarily vintage and contemporary photographs. This experience allowed the artist to become steeped in the history of photography. Hayes began what he considers his mature work in 1979, photographing boxers in the gym. He continued to photograph subcultures in Los Angeles and New York before working in Rome for two months in 1987. A commission from the Port of Seattle allowed the artist to travel to three continents and India and amass a large archive of negatives to further his examination of culture and history. In 1990 Hayes began to paint directly onto photographs. About the same time he was drawn back to his original environment of the Deep South. He continues to work on this Southern series.

Jeanne Heuving’s Incapacity (Chiasmus Press) was awarded a Book of the Year Award in 2005 from Small Press Traffic, and her second book Transducer (Chax Press) should be out soon.  She has published multiple critical pieces on avant garde and innovative writers, including her book Omissions Are Not Accidents: Gender in the Art of Marianne Moore.  She is a member of the Subtext Collective, on the editorial advisory board of HOW2, and is a professor at the University of Washington.

Alicia Kozameh was born in Argentina, and a former political prisoner during the 70s. She is the author of the novels Pasos bajo el agua, Patas de avestruz, 259 saltos, uno inmortal, Basse danse, the collection of short stories Ofrenda de propia piel, anthologies like Caleidoscopio, la mujer en la mira and Caleidoscopio 2, inmigrantes en la mira. She lives in Los Angeles where she writes and teaches literature and is currently working on her novel Cantata, a book of poetry and the third novel, Caleidoscopio. Her works have been translated into English and German.

Hank Lazer has published 12 books of poetry, most recently The New Spirit (Singing Horse, 2005), Elegies & Vacations (Salt, 2004), and Days(Lavender Ink, 2002). With Charles Bernstein, he edits the Modern and Contemporary Poetics Series for the University of Alabama Press. Forthcoming in 2008: Lyric & Spirit: Selected Essays, 1996-2006 – from Omnidawn.

Sarah Mangold is the author of Household Mechanics (New Issues, 2002), and the chapbooks Picture of the Basket (Dusie e/chap, 2006), Boxer Rebellion (g o n g, 2004), and Blood Substitutes (Potes & Poets Press, 1998). She is the recipient of an Individual Artist Award from the Seattle Arts Commission and a MacDowell Fellow. Work can be found in 26, Chicago Review, Denver Quarterly, Verse, Colorado Review and Coconut. She edits Bird Dog, a journal of innovative writing and art (

Ezra Mark lives and works in Seattle. Robert Bresson’s Notes on the Cinematographer is always at hand. “Build your film on white, on silence and on stillness.” Mark’s writing moves, perhaps, to the point of an impossible film.

J.W. Marshall is co-owner of Open Books, a poetry-only bookstore. His two chapbooks, Taken With (2005) and Blue Mouth (2001), were published by Wood Works. He is the printer, binder and publisher of chapbooks under the name Cash Machine, and occasionally prints broadsides under Cash Machine’s subsidiary unit, j’wally technologies.

Bryant Mason is a founding member of Seattle’s Subtext Collective. As examples of a collective in action, Subtext performed his multi-voice collage of the work of Louis Zukofsky “Aloof Suzuki Sky” at the 2003 Beyond Text Festival in Los Angeles and in 2006 played his poetry reading game “Interrupture” as part of “Shard – an exploration of textual fragments” at the Center on Contemporary Art in Seattle. Texts and visual poetry under his name have appeared in a number of publications, including Talisman, Score, Birddog, and Whitewall of Sound.

Robert Mittenthal is a curator of the Subtext reading series. He is author of Martyr Economy, Ready Terms, and the forthcoming chapbook Value Unmapped (Nomados).  His poems have appeared in a variety of publications including: Golden Handcuffs; Bird Dog; Sugar Mule; W; Alterra; and KSW’s Writing Class Anthology. 

Glenn Mott lived in Shanghai in the early 90’s, teaching at East China University of Science and Technology, traveling widely in China and Southeast Asia, returning later as a journalist. His poems, essays and translations have appeared in journals and newspapers in the U.S. and abroad, including L’Anello, Poetiche, The Bund, The Missouri Review, and Fulcrum. He lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Poet, teacher and Chicago native Paul Nelson founded Global Voices Radio and co-founded the Northwest SPokenword LAB (SPLAB!) in Auburn,Washington. He holds a B.A. in Communications from Columbia College and an M.A. from Lesley University in Organic Poetry. His poetry and essays have been published around the world in Dirt, The Argotist, The Raven Chronicles, Unlikely Stories, The Time Garden, Fulcrum, the OlsonNow blog and other publications, on and off-line and he has performed his work at a number of venues. A radio professional for 26 years, he has interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Michael McClure, Robin Blaser, Wanda Coleman, Jerome Rothenberg, Joanne Kyger, Eileen Myles, George Bowering and other North American poets and uses sound from those interviews in poetry workshops, having facilitated more than 300. He is working on an epic poem re-enacting Auburn history titled A Time Before Slaughter. 

Doug Nufer is the author of five novels which are available in four books.  Most of his work follows odd procedures, such as the novel Never Again, where no word appears more than once. His stories and/or poems have appeared in Chain, Fence, Bird Dog, Monkey Puzzle, and in various performances, sometimes with dancers, sometimes with songs.

Roberta Olson’s work has appeared in numerous journals over the years, including Facture, Explosive Magazine, Talisman and Bird Dog. Her chapbook All Those Fair & Flagrant Things was published by Ether Dome in 2001. She has a chapbook in the works that will be appearing this summer.

John Olson is the author of a number of books of poetry and prose poetry, including: The Night I Dropped Shakespeare On The Cat, Oxbow Kazoo, Free Stream Velocity, Eggs & Mirrors, Logo Lagoon, Echo Regime and Swarm Of Edges. Backscatter, a collection of new and selected work, will be appearing in early 2008, from Black Widow Press. Souls Of Wind, a novel about Arthur Rimbaud in the American West, is forthcoming from Quale Press.

Deniz Perin received her MFA in poetry from San Diego State University. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Atlanta Review, Sentence, The Raven Chronicles, Art Access, and Bricolage.

J.H. Prynne has been called “possibly the most significant English poet of the late 20th century.” He teaches at Caius College, Cambridge. The second edition of Poems (his collected poems) is available from Bloodaxe Books, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

Seattle born C.E. Putnam maintains P.I.S.O.R. (The Putnam Institute for Space Opera Research, Recent works include:  Manic Box (2001), Did you ever hear of a thing like that? (2001), Things Keep Happening (2003)  Frolic: Selected Cosmic Sex Earthly Love Poems (1994-2007. The poem in this issue is from a manuscript in process, a  epic series of Lessons, Tales and TimeSpace-Travelogues entitled, This Bunny is Making Me Happy.

Jerome Rothenberg is an internationally known poet with over seventy books of poetry and several assemblages of traditional and contemporary poetry such as Technicians of the Sacred and Poems for the Millennium (with Pierre Joris).  Triptych, his twelfth book of poems from New Directions, appeared in 2007, and he is now working with Jeffrey Robinson on a nineteenth-century prequel to Poems for the Millennium.

Maurice Scully was born in Dublin in 1952 & educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He has been editor of a number of influential magazines and chapbook series, and through the 70’s and 80’s organized readings & literary events. From 1981 to 2006 he was engaged primarily on a single poetry project consisting of 8 books & 3 chapbooks, now available in 4 vols as: 5 Freedoms of Movement, (etruscan books), Livelihood (Wild Honey Press), Sonata (Reality Street Editions) and Tig (Shearsman Books).  He has lived in Italy, Africa, the west of Ireland, now lives again in Dublin with his wife and four children. A new book, Humming, is forthcoming in ‘08.  

Leonard Schwartz is the author of numerous collections of poetry including, most recently, Ear And Ethos (Talisman House). Language As Responsibility - interview, essay, and poem - recently appeared from Tinfish Editions.  A book-length poem, A Message Back And Other Furors, is due out from Chax Press in 2008. He hosts the radio program Cross Cultural Poetics.

Cathleen Shattuck is many things. Her poems have appeared in First Intensity, Five Fingers Review, Oblek & Notus and has authored two books,  House and The Three Queens. Currently living on Vashon Island, she is the singer and bass player for Splitfoot’s Mystery School and will enjoy her first photography show this summer.

Ana Maria Shua was born in Buenos Aires. She is one of Argentina’s best-known fiction writers. Some of her novels include: Soy paciente (Patient) (1980), Los amores de Laurita (1984), El libro de los recuerdos (1994) and La muerte como efecto secundario (1997). She is a prolific short story writer: “Los días de pesca” (1981), “La sueñera” (1984), “Viajando se conoce gente” (1988), and “Casa de geishas” (1992). As a Jewish-Argentine writer, she is the author of books on Jewish humor and culture such as Risas y emociones de la cocina judía (1993) and Cuentos judíos con fantasmas y demonios (1994). She has received numerous national and international awards, and a Guggenheim Fellowship for her novel El libro de los recuerdos (The Book of Memories, 1994).

A native of Canada, Brian Smale began his career at 12 when he demanded the second bathroom of his parent’s home be turned into a darkroom. Since switching to digital, his darkroom is now a second bathroom. He spells colour with a “u”, but rarely ends a sentence in “eh?”, eh? Clients have included Fortune, Businessweek, Rolling Stone, Esquire, GQ, Sports Illustrated, and Spin magazines. Brian’s images have appeare frequently in Communication Arts, American Photography, and the AR100.

Graciela Speranza is a professor of Argentine literature at the University of Buenos Aires, a translator and a scriptwriter. She has published several books of conversations on art and literature, including Primera persona: Conversaciones con quince narradores argentinos (1995); Guillermo Kuitca. Obras 1982-1998 (1998) and Razones intensas (1999). She has also published Manuel Puig: Despues del fin de la literatura (2000), the novel Oficios Ingleses (2003) and Fuera de campo. Literatura y arte argentinos después de Duchamp (2006). She has collaborated in Crisis, Babel, Página 12, El País de Uruguay and Clarín and is co-editor of arts and letters journal Otra parte. Among her awards is a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Luisa Valenzuela was born and currently resides in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Valenzuela’s works have been translated into English and have appeared in anthologies. Among the published collections to appear in translation is Strange Things Happen Here: Twenty-Six Short Stories and a Novel (1979), which includes the novel Como en la guerra (He Who Searches) as well as stories from Aqui pasan cosas raras. Among her best known works in translation are Other Weapons, The Lizard’s Tail, Black Novel (with Argentines), and Bedside Manners. Much of her work has been published in translation outside the Americas, including Japan, and her books can be found in French, German, and Portuguese translations, leading to her acclaim as the most widely translated of the South American female authors. Most of her books have been translated into English: the short story collections Open Door, The Censors and Symmetries, and the novels Clara, Strange Things Happen Here, He who searches, The Lizard’s Tail, Black Novel (with Argentines) and Bedside Manners. Her most recent books are La Travesía (a novel), Peligrosas Palabras (essays) and Escritura y Secreto (essays), Los deseos oscuros y los otros (The New York diaries). She is currently working on a new novel, El Mañana.

Craig Van Riper is the author of Convenient Danger (winner of the Pecan Grove Press National Prize, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio), and Making the Path While You Walk (Sagittarius, Port Townsend).  His next poetry collection, a collaboration with Seattle painter Suzanne Brooker entitled Each Scar a Broken Arc, is forthcoming from Egress Studio Press (Bellingham), as is a Selected Poems in the Greatest Hits national archive series from Pudding House (Columbus).  He is Poet-in-Residence at Goldmyer Hotsprings in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area.

Nico Vassilakis writes: “It should be obvious with the limited tools to edit yr question is a little unnerving. Its neither visual nor textual but both hemispheres of the horse trying to become further liberated from the physical act of writing something I loathe. A book to come out this year will be titled Text Loses Time. Leaving the room bewildered visions happen.

Mark Weiss–art dealer, quondam filmmaker, psychotherapist and social worker, occasional teacher of writing, literature, history and psychology–has published five books of poetry, most recently Fieldnotes (1995), from his own imprint, Junction Press, and Figures: 32 Poems (Chax Press, 2001). Different Birds appeared as an ebook in 2004 (Shearsman Books, He edited, with Harry Polkinhorn, the bilingual anthology Across the Line / Al otro lado: The Poetry of Baja California (Junction Press, 2002) and, with Marc Kaminsky,  Stories as Equipment for Living: Late Talks and Tales of Barbara Myerhoff (University of Michigan Press, 2007). He translated and edited Stet: Selected Poems of José Kozer (Junction Press, 2006) and Cuaderno de San Antonio / The San Antonio Notebook, by Javier Manríquez (La Paz, B.C.S., Mexico: Editorial Praxis, 2004). His anthologyThe Whole Island: Six Decades of Cuban Poetry is forthcoming in 2009 from University of California Press.  He lives at the edge of Manhattan’s only forest.

Over the past two decades, Alice Wheeler’s photographs have captured sub-cultural activity, including the burgeoning, alternative music scene in the Northwest, particularly the rise of Grunge and its reluctant icon: Kurt Cobain. She shows at the Greg Kucera Gallery in Seattle.

Augustus Young is the pen name of James Hogan, who was born in Cork, Ireland, in 1943, worked in London as an epidemiologist and adviser to health authorities, and now lives in France. Over the years as James Hogan he published many scientific papers and numerous pieces of medical journalism. As Augustus Young, he is the author of eight books of poetry, most recently Days and Nights in Hendon (Menard Press 2002) and Lightning in Low Places (Cranagh Press, University of Ulster 2000).  The autofiction Light Years (London Magazine Editions/ Menard Press 2002), his first full length work in prose, re-enacts Augustus Young’s literary development as a ‘published poet’ from childhood days in Cork up to nineteen sixties London. This was followed by Storytime (Elliot and Thompson 2005), a satirical account of Young’s visit to Ireland to launch his book Light Years

Maged Zaher was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt and came to the U.S. to pursue a graduate degree in Engineering. His English poems have appeared in magazines such as Columbia Poetry Review, Exquisite Corpse, Jacket, New American Writing, Tinfish, and others. He has two chapbooks, ‘speculations on a second weather’, and ‘the wholesale approach’, and has taught poetry workshops in the Seattle area. Some of his translations of contemporary Egyptian poetry have appeared or forthcoming in Banipal and other magazines.