Notes on Contributors

Eleanor Antin works in photography, video, film, installation, performance, drawing and writing. Many one-woman exhibitions include the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum and a major retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art which traveled to St. Louis and toured the UK. As a performance artist she has appeared in venues around the world including the Venice Biennale, the Sydney Opera House and Documenta 12. She has written, directed and produced many videotapes and films, among them the cult feature, “The Man Without a World”, 1991, (Berlin Film Fest., U.S.A. Film Fest., Ghent Film Fest., London Jewish film fest., San Francisco Jewish Film Fest, etc.) She is represented by the Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Gallery in New York. Her work is represented in many major public collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Whitney Museum, the Tate Modern, the Beaubourg, the Museum of Modern Art, etc. She has written 4 books, Being Antinova (Astro Artz), Eleanora Antinova Plays (Sun & Moon), 100 Boots (Running Press), ManWithout a World: a Screenplay (Green Integer). Major monographs on her work include The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Eleanor Antin by Howard Fox and Historical Takes (Prestel). She received many awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women’s Caucus of the College Art Association, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the National Foundation for Jewish Culture Media Achievement Award and an honorary doctorate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is an emeritus Professor of Visual Arts at the University of California at San Diego. “Geography” is a chapter from her new memoir Conversations with Stalin.

Andrea Augé is an artist and art director for film/video and print living in Seattle.

Ryan Boudinot is the author of Misconception and The Littlest Hitler. He teaches at Goddard College and is a 2009 Richard Hugo House Writer in Residence. He lives in Seattle.

Laynie Browne’s most recent book is The Scented Fox (National Poetry Series Selection, 2007 Wave Books).  Forthcoming are two collections: The Desires of Letters (Counterpath) and Roseate, Points of Gold (Dusie).  She currently lives in Tucson where she is developing a new poetry-in-the-schools program for the University of Arizona Poetry Center.

Sarah Campbell is an audio producer and teacher living in New York City. Her recent work appears in Broke, Little Red Leaves, and as a poetry chapbook, The Maximum (Bonfire Press, 2008).

Leah Candelaria-Tyler was born and raised in southern New Mexico.  She studied poetics at New Mexico State University and New College of California, in San Francisco.  In Seattle, she publishes the literary magazine, Slow Parade and other literary works under Candle-Aria press.  She is currently writing a paper on the poetics of Weldon Kees, and finishing her second chap book, The Bustle.

Martha Cooley is the author of The Archivist, a national bestseller, and Thirty-Three Swoons (both novels published by Little, Brown).  Her short fiction, essays, and poetry have appeared in AGNI, A Public Space, and other journals.  She is an Associate Professor of English at Adelphi University.

Rob Crawford is an assistant editor at HarperCollin Publishers. He attended Phillips Academy Andover and Yale University, where he studied philosophy and literature, including an independent study with Harold Bloom on the poetry of John Ashbery. He grew up in Darien, Connecticut, and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Jean Daive, born in 1941, is one of the most noted French writers. His work comprises poems and novels as well as translations of Paul Celan and Robert Creeley. He has edited encyclopedias, worked as radio journalist and producer with France Culture, and has edited three magazines: fragment (1970-73), fig. (1989-91), and FIN (1999-2006). His first book, DéCIMALE BLANCHE (Mercure de France, 1967) was translated into German by Paul Celan, and into English by Cid Corman.

Eduardo D'Anna was born in Rosario, Argentina, in 1948. Enlisted in "colloquialism", a common speech defender literary movement, he has published a dozen of poetry books. As a critic, he has pointed out his town's principal literary characteristics. He is also a novelist and a playwright. Poetry: Muy muy que digamos (1967), Aventuras con usted (1975), Carne de la flaca (1978), A la intemperie (1982), Calendas argentinas (1985), Los rollos del mar vivo (1986), La máquina del tiempo (1992), La montañita (1996), Obra siguiente (1999), Historia moral (2004), Novel: La jueza muerta (2001), Essay: La literatura de Rosario (1996), Nadie cerca o lejos (2005), Capital de nada (2007). Play: Morante, un espejo para la Revolución (staged, 1983). 

Brian Evenson is the author of nine works of fiction, most recently Last Days (Underland Press, 2009) and Fugue State (Coffee House Press, 2009).  He directs Brown University’s creative writing program and lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island.

David Farwell was Robin Blaser's partner for some 33 years. He was born Jacquet River, New Brunswick, Canada but spent most of his life in Vancouver where he met Blaser. He retired from Saint Paul's Hospital several years ago after working as a psychiatric social worker for many years. He continues to live in the home in Kitsilano that he shared with Blaser, Ellen Tallman (Robin's friend from Berkeley days), and her partner Sarah Kennedy.

Gilbert Garcin was born in La Cliotat in 1929. He lives and works in Marseille. His photographs are shown widely in Europe. Books of his work: Mr. G: Retrospective for our 80 Years; Tout peut arriver. An excellent gallery of his work, and information about its availability appear in his website,

Alan Halsey’s recent books are Lives of the Poets (Five Seasons Press) and Term as in Aftermath (Ahadada). Marginalien (Five Seasons 2005) collects his poetry, prose & graphics 1988-2004; Not Everything Remotely (Salt 2006) is a selected poems 1978-2005. He lives in Sheffield, England, and is the editor of West House Books.

Kenneth Irby was born in Texas and raised in Kansas; was educated at the University of Kansas, Harvard University, and the University of California, Berkeley; served in the U. S. Army in New Mexico, Nevada, and the North Pacific; and has taught in Massachusetts, New York, Colorado, and Denmark.  Currently he lives in Lawrence, Kansas, and teaches in the Department of English at the University of Kansas.  More recent books include:  In Denmark (in No:  a journal of the arts, no. 2, 2003); Studies (First Intensity Press, 2001); Ridge to Ridge (OtherWind Press, 2001).  The Intent On:  Collected Poems 1962-2006 is scheduled to appear from North Atlantic Books in late 2009. 

Robert Kelly was born in Brooklyn on September 24, 1935. He attended CUNY and Columbia University, and since 1961 has taught at Bard College. Robert Kelly has authored more than 60 published volumes of fiction, poetry and prose-poems. His 1967 novel The Scorpions first brought him a cult readership. In 1980, his book Kill The Messenger won the Los Angeles Times Book Award; and in 1985, A Transparent Tree received the prestigious Academy-Institute Award from the American Institute of Arts and Letters. He has been poet-in-residence at Tufts University and at the California Institute of Technology. His fiction has been translated variously into Italian, German, and French. His latest book is a novel, The Book from the Sky (North Atlantic).

Hank Lazer has published fifteen books of poetry and several books of essays, most recently The New Spirit (poems), Portions (poems), and Lyric & Spirit (essays).  Readings at Kelly Writers House (March 2009) and an interview  can be accessed through PennSound: .  The first issue of Jelly Bucket Review features images and pages from Lazer's The Notebooks (of Being and Time), as well as an interview focusing on the notebooks project.

Dacia Maraini was born in Florence. Together with several other young people, she founded a literary magazine called Tempo di letteratura, published by Pironti in Naples, and began contributing to magazines including Nuovi Argomenti and Mondo. During the sixties she published her first novels and also began to turn her attention to the theatre. Together with a group of writers, she founded the Teatro del Porcospino, a theatre devoted exclusively to staging new Italian works by the likes of Parise, Gadda, Tornabuoni and Moravia. In1973, she contributed to the foundation of the Teatro della Maddalena, run solely by women. Five years later, this theatre put on her play Dialogo di una prostituta con un suo cliente (Dialogue of a Prostitute and her Client), which was translated into English and French and staged in twelve different countries.  Among the books she has written include: La vacanza (The holiday); L’età del malessere (The age of discontent); Memorie di una ladraas (Memoirs of a female thief); Bagheria; and Voci (Voices). Awards include the Formentor Prize, the Premio Fregene, the Premio Campiello and the Premio Strega.  She lives in Rome.

Tom Massey received his PhD from the University of Nevada, Reno and taught English literature, poetry and critical theory at Chapman University for over 30 years until his retirement in 2003.  In spite of suffering a stroke, he was very active as a scholar and creative writer and was working on Prologue to Hitler's Younger Brother when he died.

María Negroni was born in Argentina. She holds a PhD in Latin American Literature (Columbia University, New York) and currently teaches Latin American Literature at Sarah Lawrence College. She has published numerous books of poetry: de tanto desolar, per/canta, La jaula bajo el trapo, Islandia, El viaje de la noche, Diario Extranjero; Camera delle Meraviglie, La ineptitud and Arte y Fuga. Islandia and Night Journey have appeared in English. She has also published three books of essays: Ciudad Gótica, MuseoNegro and El Testigo Lúcido, as well as two novels El sueño de Ursula and La Anunciación, and a book-object, Buenos Aires Tour, in collaboration with Argentine artist Jorge Macchi. She has translated several poets from French and English. Her poems, essays and translations have been widely published in literary magazines in Spain, Latin America and the US. María Negroni received several fellowships: a Guggenheim Foundation (1994), a Rockefeller Foundation (1998), the Fundación Octavio Paz (2001), The New York Foundation for the Arts (2005), and the Civitella Ranieri Foundation (2007). Her book Islandia received the PEN Award for best book of poetry in translation, New York 2001.

Françoise Palleau-Papin teaches American Literature at the Sorbonne Nouvelle (University of Paris 3). She has edited a book on Patricia Eakins (University of Orléans Press, 2002) and is the author of This is Not a Tragedy: the Works of David Markson, first published in France by ENS Editions (Ceci n’est pas une tragédie: l’écriture de David Markson, 2007, ISBN 978-2-84788-106-6), which will be published in English by Dalkey Archive in 2010. Her current research focuses on William T. Vollmann.

Paul Pines grew up in Brooklyn, passed the early sixties on the Lower East Side of New York, shipped out as a merchant seaman, spent 1965-66 in Vietnam, then opened his Bowery jazz club, The Tin Palace, in 1973, the setting for his novel, The Tin Angel (Wm Morrow, 83/ Author's Guild, 08). Redemption (Editions du Rocher, 97), a second novel, is set against the genocide of Guatemalan Mayans. My Brother's Madness (Curbstone, 07) is a memoir that explores intertwined lives and the nature of delusion. He has published seven books of poetry: Onion (Mulch, 71), Hotel Madden Poems (Contact II, 91), Pines Songs (Ikon, 93), Breath (Ikon, 96), Adrift on Blinding Light (Ikon,03), Taxidancing (Ikon, 07) and Last Call at the Tin Palace (Marsh Hawk, 09). Poems set by composer Daniel Asia appear on the Summit label. His translations are included in Small Hours of the Night, Selected Poems of Roque Dalton, (Curbstone, 96); Pyramids of Glass, (Corona 95); Nicanor Parra, Antipoems: New and Selected,  (New Directions, 86). He is the editor of Dark Times Full of Light, a tribute to Juan Gelman (Cafe Review, 09). Pines lives in Glens Falls, NY, where he practices as a psychotherapist and hosts the Lake George Jazz Weekend.

Tony Power is a West Coast fiction writer, presently on leave from his job as curator of the Contemporary Literature Collection at Simon Fraser University Library and working on a pair of linked serio-comic novels set in southwestern British Columbia in the countercultural/Viet Nam era, the excerpt in this issue being the opening section of the second book. He also sells modern literary first editions online - see for bookstore and writings. He lives in Vancouver.

Philip Terry is the author of Ovid Metamorphosed (2000), Fables of Aesop (2006), Oulipoems (2006) and Oulipoems 2 (2009).  His translation of Raymond Queneau's Elementary Morality was one of the Daily Telegraph's books of the year in 2008.  He is currently Director of Creative Writing at the University of Essex.

James Tierney is a writer of fiction and critical essays. He works in El Paso, Texas, in support of minority access to higher education. 

Norman Weinstein is the author of a book about Gertrude Stein's writing, six books of poems, a jazz book about Africanizing imagination, and a biography of Carlos Santana. He teaches writing at The Cabin, a literary center in Boise, Idaho. He writes about architecture and design, music and books for The Christian Science Monitor.

Patrick Wright is a British writer and broadcaster.  He is a professor at Nottingham Trent University, and a fellow of the London Consortium.  Born in 1951, he was taught the flute by Sir Harrison Birtwistle in childhood and, many years later, introduced the composer to Robin Blaser, with whom he had studied at Simon Fraser University in the 1970s.  His books include On Living in an Old Country, A Journey Through Ruins, The Village that Died for England, Tank: the Progress of a Monstrous War Machine and Iron Curtain: From Stage to Cold War.