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Winter 2008 (Issue No. 14)



Table of Contents

Selections from HSE's 2008 Books
Contributors' Notes



Bobbi Lurie
Tossed Out Box of Treasured Possessions

CL Bledsoe

David Thornbrugh
Surfing the Styrofoam Sea
Outside Saigon

Alex Cigale
Good People Become Better Because of
The Spirit of Lindbergh

Georgios Tsangaris

John M. Bennett


Burt Kimmelman
Richard Pousette-Dart’s Night Landscape, 1969-71
Reading Barbara Henning’s Poems

Jamie Cooper
Sturdy Tribute, Marion Hotel

Cheyenne Nimes
Repeat the question

Laurie Price
No rest
Transitive verbs



Selections from
Hamilton Stone Editions's 2008 Books


Rebecca Kavaler
Poems from The Animal Within
Love at Fifty
The Animal Within

Eva Kollisch
From The Ground Under My Feet

Jane Lazarre
From Some Place Quite Unknown

Rochelle Ratner
From Mother and Child





Contributors' Notes 


John M. Bennett has published over 250 books and chapbooks of poetry and other materials. Among the most recent are rOlling COMBers (Potes & Poets Press), MAILER LEAVES HAM (Pantograph Press), LOOSE WATCH (Invisible Press), CHAC PROSTIBULARIO (with Ivan Arguelles; Pavement Saw Press), HISTORIETAS ALFABETICAS (Luna Bisonte Prods), PUBLIC CUBE (Luna Bisonte Prods), THE PEEL (Anabasis Press), GLUE (xPress(ed)), LAP GUN CUT (with F. A. Nettelbeck; Luna Bisonte Prods), INSTRUCTION BOOK (Luna Bisonte Prods), la M al (Blue Lion Books), CANTAR DEL HUFF (Luna Bisonte Prods), SOUND DIRT (with Jim Leftwich; Luna Bisonte Prods), and BACKWORDS (Blue Lion Books), NOS (Redfox Press), D RAIN B LOOM (with Scott Helmes; xPress(ed)). He has published, exhibited and performed his word art worldwide in thousands of publications and venues. He was editor and publisher of LOST AND FOUND TIMES (1975-2005), and is Curator of the Avant Writing Collection at The Ohio State University Libraries. Richard Kostelanetz has called him “the seminal American poet of my generation.” His work, publications, and papers are collected in several major institutions, including Washington University (St. Louis), SUNY Buffalo, The Ohio State University, The Museum of Modern Art, and other major libraries. His PhD (UCLA 1970) is in Latin American Literature. Ars Poetica: “Be Blank”

CL Bledsoe’s poetry appears most recently in the Arkansas Review, 42 Opus, Barrow Street and Clockwise Cat.

Alex Cigale has recently had poems in Colorado Review, Green Mountains Review, Hanging Loose, and McSweeney’s, and forthcoming in English Journal, Many Mountains Moving, and in three anthologies: The Cento: A Collection (with a foreword by David Lehman,) In the Footsteps of a Shadow: North American Poetic Responses to Fernando Pessoa, and A Stranger at Home; Anthology of American Poetry with an Accent. He was born in Chernovtsy, Ukraine, and has lived in New York City since 1975, apart from a six-year stint in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he earned an MFA and won a Hopwood Award.  His translations of contemporary Russian poetry have appeared in the anthology Crossing Centuries: The New Generation in Russian Poetry as well as in Modern Poetry in Translation, Poetry New York, and Manhattan Review.

Jamie Cooper, a 2004 graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, lives in Portland, Oregon.

Rebecca Kavaler, a Southerner by birth, has resided in New York City for more than two decades. During that time, her short fiction has won various awards, including two National Endowment of the Arts fellowships, and is available in three collections: The Further Adventures of Brunhild, Tigers in the Wood, and A Little More Than Kin. Doubting Castle, originally published by Shocken Books and recently reprinted by Hamilton Stone Editions, was her first venture into full-length fiction. She has won the AWP Award for Short Fiction and has had stories in Best of Nimrod and Best American Short Stories and most recently in Antioch Review (Spring 2005). Her poetry has been published in Atlanta Review, Prairie Schooner, and Fantasy & Science Fiction.

Burt Kimmelman has published five collections of poetry: Musaics (1992), First Life (2000), The Pond at Cape May Point (2002), a collaboration with the painter Fred Caruso, Somehow (2005), and There Are Words (2007); his volume of poems titled As If Free is forthcoming in 2009. For over a decade he was Senior Editor of Poetry New York: A Journal of Poetry and Translation. He is a professor of English at New Jersey Institute of Technology and the author of two book-length literary studies: The "Winter Mind": William Bronk and American Letters (1998); and, The Poetics of Authorship in the Later Middle Ages: The Emergence of the Modern Literary Persona (1996, paperback 1999). He also edited The Facts on File Companion to 20th-Century American Poetry (2005).

Eva Kollisch taught German, Comparative Literature, and Women's Studies at Sarah Lawrence College for over 30 years. She is the author of Girl in Movement, a memoir of her early years inside a small American Trotskyist party; she has also published a number of stories and personal essays. In 1939, as a 14-year-old Jewish refugee from Vienna, she was rescued by a Kindertransport and brought to England. Some nine months later she, together with her two brothers, came to the United States, where they were reunited with their parents.  Eva Kollisch  has been active in anti-war, feminist and human rights causes. In recent years she has become a member of One by One, a small international group that practices “dialogue with the enemy.” A mother and grandmother, she lives in New York City with her long-time companion, the poet Naomi Replansky.

Jane Lazarre’s books include the memoirs, Wet Earth and Dreams: A Narrative of Grief and Recovery, and Beyond the Whiteness of Whiteness: Memoir of a White Mother of Black Sons. Her first memoir, The Mother Knot is in its third incarnation with a new preface and introduction, published by Duke University Press. Her novels include The Powers of Charlotte and Worlds Beyond My Control, among others. She has recently completed two novels, Some Place Quite Unknown (to be published by Hamilton Stone Editions in October, 08) Inheritance, (a chapter of which appears in the online literary jounal Persimmon Tree,) as well as a volume of poems, Bodies of Water. Recently retired, Lazarre taught writing and literature at the Eugene Lang College at the New School for many years, serving as director of the undergraduate writing program for much of that time. Her fiction and essays have been widely anthologized, taught and critically discussed. Among her awards and honors are the National Endowment Award in Fiction, the New York Foundation for the Arts Award in Fiction, the New School University Excellence in Teaching Award and the Myers Center Award for the Study of Human Rights in North America, for Beyond the Whiteness of Whiteness. She is at work on The Shape of Conscience: Memoir of a Teaching Writer.

Bobbie Lurie’s second poetry collection, Letter from the Lawn, was published by CustomWords in 2006. Her first book, The Book I Never Read, was published in 2003, also by CustomWords. Her work has appeared in many literary journals including APR, Otoliths, diode, New American Writing and Gulf Coast.

Cheyenne Nimes has work in Green Mountains Review and forthcoming in Runes Magazine. Her first book of poems, Passing Through Ninety Degrees, was published by San Francisco State University. Her novel, The Dead Elvis Ball, which was a semi-finalist in Starcherone Press's novel contest and a finalist in one at Chiasmus Press, is forthcoming from Blue Lion Books in 2008. She is in the nonfiction writing program at the University of Iowa.

Laurie Price, poet and collagist/object-maker, is the author of Except for Memory (Pantograph Press), Under the Sign of the House (Detour), The Assets (Situations) and Minim (Faux Press). Her work has appeared in numerous print and online journals, including HOW2 (poetry & mixed media sections), the east village (poetry & art), readme, Shampoo, eratio, Softblow, MiPOesias, The Duplications, The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel Second Floor and Otoliths. She currently lives in Granada, Spain, where she maintains this fotolog: http://www.fotolog.com/laurpricex.

Rochelle Ratner’s books include two novels and sixteen poetry books,, most recently Leads (Otoliths, 2007), Balancing Acts (Marsh Hawk Press, 2006 -- a finalist for the Binghamton University Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award, 2007), Beggars at the Wall (Ikon, 2007), and the e-book Toast Soldiers (Vida Loca Books). An anthology she edited, Bearing Life: Women’s Writings on Childlessness, was published in 2000 by The Feminist Press. Her new novel, Mother and Child, will be published in 2008 by Hamilton Stone Editions. More information and links to her work on the Internet can be found on her homepage: www.rochelleratner.com.

David Thornbrugh is a Seattle-based poet who now lives in South Korea, where he teaches English in a national university. He writes to keep the darkness at bay and to give order to his chaotic mind. He hopes to return to Seattle in the fall of 2008, but only if the neo-cons have been driven into the sea.

Georgios Tsangaris lives in a small cabin in the woods of southern vermont. In the summer he walks on coals in a circus and grows food. during the school year he attends marlboro college, where he works on an ethnographic study of a local punk rock art collective. he is trying to prepare for peak oil/2012/the rapture. he would love to be contacted at geo@marlboro.edu.









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