Readers – November 21, 2008
Dan Bellm’s third book of poetry, Practice, came out from Sixteen Rivers Press in March 2008. His first, One Hand on the Wheel, launched the California Poetry Series from Roundhouse Press; his second, Buried Treasure, won the Poetry Society of America’s DiCastagnola Award and the Cleveland State University Poetry Center Prize. His work has appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, Threepenny Review, Best American Spiritual Writing, and Word of Mouth: An Anthology of Gay American Poetry. He is also a widely published translator of poetry and fiction from Spanish. He lives in San Francisco.
Rebecca Foust won the 2007 and 2008 Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prizes and was a finalist for Poetry’s 2007 Emily Dickinson Award. Nominated for two 2008 Pushcart Prizes, Foust’s recent poetry appears or is forthcoming in Atlanta Review, Nimrod, North American Review, Spoon River, Women’s Review of Books and elsewhere.
Ken Haas was born and raised in New York City, went to college in the Boston area and attended graduate school in England. He now lives and writes in San Francisco, where he works in the biotechnology industry and takes time off to ski in the Sierra Nevada.
Helen Wickes received her MFA through the Bennington Writing Seminars in 2002. She has had poems published in Santa Clara Review, the California Quarterly, Zyzzyva, RUNES, Coe Review and AGNI Online. Her first book of poems, In Search of Landscape, was published by Sixteen Rivers Press in 2007. An Oakland resident, Wickes has worked for many years as a psychotherapist.
Jacqueline Kudler lives in Sausalito and teaches classes in memoir writing and literature at the College of Marin. She serves as an advisory director on the board of Marin Poetry Center. Her poems have appeared in numerous reviews, magazines, and anthologies. Her full length poetry collection, Sacred Precinct, was published by Sixteen Rivers Press in 2003. She was awarded the Marin Arts Council Board Award in 2005 for “an exceptional body of work over a period of time.”
Lee Rossi most recent book is Ghost Diary (Terrapin Press, 2003). His first book, Beyond Rescue, was published in 1992 by Bombshelter Press. For six years he edited Tsunami, an L.A.-based poetry magazine. His poetry, reviews, essays and interviews have appeared widely in such journals as The Sun, Poetry East, Nimrod, and The Beloit Poetry Journal. Mr. Rossi resides in San Carlos. He has taught privately for 10 years, leading workshops focused on the transformation of personal experience into poetry.