The third issue of Perihelion features work by poets who are also editors, working in both electronic and print media. Among them are some -- but definitely not all -- of the people who are helping to define the Internet poetry community.
Some of the poets in this issue have added Real Audio files, which you'll find in the sidebar on their individual pages. If you need a copy of RealAudio you can get one here.
Links to publications edited in whole or part by Editor/Poets, plus recommendations by Perihelion's Staff.
Quick links back to all Poets in this Issue:
katrina grace craig
Judy Smith McDonough
David Hunter Sutherland
Editor/Poets in the Archives:
Michael Bradshaw has taught literature at the universities of Bristol and
the West of England, and now works at Japan Women`s University, Tokyo. He
is the poetry editor of 'The Richmond Review' and has published a small number of his
Allan Brown: former literary editor of Quarry (Kingston, Ont.), pro-tem
editor of the Quarry Press for 1982-84, and guest editor for two issues of
Nebula (North Bay, Ont.); presently contributing editor for
Jones Av. (Toronto, Ont.) and member of the editorial board of Rim (Powell River,
Some poets try to write every day. Allan Brown doesn't. After three-quarters of
a lifetime versing (say 48 years, more or less,) he enjoys his waiting times,
the balance of speech and silence. Of course, he always has projects, more
or less completed. His poems "Erasmus" and "Sappho" are from a loose work-in-progress that
deals with transformations in/of art.
John Carle is a writer and educator in Atlanta, Georgia. His publication
credits include Nimrod, The Astrophysicist's Tango Partner Speaks and Poetry
Cafe. He edits and publishes Gravity: A Journal of Online Writing, and will soon publish a print anthology featuring the best of Gravity: Silhouettes in the Electric Sky.
James Cervantes has taught composition, literature and creative writing,
since 1974, and his poetry has appeared in magazines and journals since 1969.
He has published two books of poetry, The Year Is Approaching Snow and
The Headlong Future, and is co-editor, with Leilani Wright, of Fever Dreams:
Contemporary Arizona Poetry (University of Arizona Press.) He is editor
of the online journal The Salt River Review, and was, from 1976 - 1981, editor
of Porch, a print magazine.
Ex-Multician, Fellow of The Royal Statistical Society, Douglas retired in 1993 at the age of 50. At the beginning of 1997 he began the Webzine 'Lynx: Poetry
from Bath' with the intent of publishing critical articles on poetry.
Since then the natural expansion has been to include poems but he " ...treats
them very much as decoration. The emphasis is on the articles." There have been over 40 contributors to the existing 8 issues of the
magazine. Douglas has also self-published books of his poetry with his Benjamin
Press since 1985 and currently has a list of five books and two pamphlets.
The 1995 Selected Poems, the 1997 pamphlet Cat Poems and the
University of Salzburg 1997 book Wounds make up my second set of
books. Since 1990 he has had over 40 poems published in the little magazines. His personal Web Pages include Douglas Clark's Home Page and Douglas Clark's poems.
katrina grace craig
katrina grace craig spent her formative years standing out like a sore thumb
in places like new mexico, australia and guam. she now lives in issaquah
washington with three tattoos, two cats and one perfect boyfriend. when not
earning a living on the periphery of geekdom, she works with A Small Garlic
Press, co-editing Agnieszka's Dowry with Marek Lugowski and Amy L. Wray,
and generally making a proofreading pest of herself.
Dancing Bear is of Chippewa and Swedish ancestry. He lives in the San
Jose. His poems are being published in many journals, including New
York Quarterly, Zuzu's Petals Quarterly, Slipstream, Poetry Motel, the
Rio Grande Review and Eclectica. He has edited several books and
chapbooks for Toth Press and was a contributing editor to Disquieting
Muses. His latest chapbook is Disjointed Constellations.
T. Dunn is co-editor of The Zuzu's Petals Literary Resource/ Zuzu's
Petals Quarterly. Her poetry videos have appeared at the Center for
the Visual Arts and in The Blue Moon Review, and her latest video
poem is forthcoming in The Little Magazine's CD-Rom edition. She
now lives in Ithaca, NY.
Gerald England is a British poet, living on the edge of the Pennines with his lace-making wife, a son and a Manchester terrier. He has been active on the Small Press Scene for almost 30 years and edits the magazine Aabye. He has published eleven collections of poetry and been translated into several languages. Of his new collection Limbo Time published in 1998, Poetry Quarterly Review wrote "his work is both personal and accessible and presents an original view of life". His work has also appeared in countless magazines and on various websites. He is a member of Cyberscribers, a group of international writers on the Internet.
Daniela Gioseffi's latest collection of poems, Symbiosis, 1998, was nominated by Galway
Kinnell for an NYU Press Poetry Prize. Recent books are In Bed with the
Exotic Enemy, stories & novella (Avisson: Greensboro, NC: 1997) and Word
Wounds & Water Flowers, (VIA Folios at Purdue University, 1995.) Gioseffi
has won a New York State Council on the Arts Grant Award for her first
book, Eggs in the Lake (Boa Editions:1979). Also a fiction writer, she
published a novel, The Great American Belly, and won the PEN 1990
Syndicated Fiction Award. Her writing has appeared in The Paris Review,
Ms., The Nation, Hungry Mind Review, Prairie Schooner, American Book
Review,and many online zines, Gioseffi's Women on War (Touchstone/Simon &
Schuster:NY) won a 1990 American Book Award. On Prejudice: A Global
Perspective, (Anchor/Doubleday,1993) won a World Peace Award. She edits a
literary e-zine, WISE WOMEN'S WEB and is president of a
non-profit literary org:Skylands Writers Association
A Pushcart Prize nominee, Brent is currently working as a copywriter for a
professional audio manufacturer in Madison, WI. Most recently he has
poems published or forthcoming in Poetry, Tampa Review, Poetry East,
Passages North, The Beloit Poetry Journal, Puerto Del Sol, Zone 3 and
Cream City Review. His work has also appeared in the anthologies: A First
Light (Calypso Publications) and American Poetry at the End of the
Millennium (Green Mountains Review 10th Anniversary Double Issue.)
Randolph Healy runs Wild Honey Press in Ireland. So far it has
published 14 chapbooks by writers like Maurice Scully, Karen MacCormack,
Billy Mills, Trevor Joyce, Robert Archambeau, Ron Silliman and Pete Smith.
Titles are forthcoming by Catherine Walsh, Susan Schultz, Rosmarie Waldrop,
Keith Waldrop and Guy Birchard. Randolph's books include: Rana Rana!, Arbor
Vitae and Flame.
Coral Hull was born in Paddington, New South Wales, Australia in 1965. She is a full time writer and a
member of The Field Naturalists Club of Victoria and The Australian Society of Authors. She is an animal
rights advocate and the Director of Animal Watch Australia, an online publishers directory and resource
site on animal rights and vegetarian issues. She completed a Master of Arts Degree at Deakin University
in 1994 and a Doctor of Creative Arts Degree at the University of Wollongong in 1998. Her work has been
published extensively in literary magazines in the U.S.A., Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. Her
published books are; In The Dog Box Of Summer in Hot Collation, Penguin Books Australia, 1995, Williamıs
Mongrels in The Wild Life, Penguin Books Australia, 1996, Broken Land, Five Islands Press, 1997 and How
Do Detectives Make Love?, Penguin Books Australia, 1998. Coral has recently completed editing The Book of Modern Australian Animal Poems. Her next project is a landscape anthology, The Book of Modern
Australian Landscape Poems.
Miguel Lamiel is a Canadian writer of Spanish origin living in Montreal. With one
published novel behind him, Mercurial Doll, he is presently completing
two other fiction manuscripts while dealing with an addiction to
co-authored poetry on the net. Strong imagery is his weakness.
Richard Long lives in Coconut Creek, Florida, where he is webmaster for The
City of Fort Lauderdale. He edits 2River, the literary website at Daemen
College in Buffalo, New York. 2River publishes The 2River View, as well
as longer works by individual authors.
Judy Smith McDonough
Judy Smith McDonough is the editor of poetrynow. Her work has been
published in Antioch Review, Indiana Review, Mississippi Valley Review,
Phoebe, Prairie Journal, Snakeskin, and others. She lives with her husband and son in a home they designed and built themselves on a bluff overlooking a glacial sluiceway in central Indiana, at what has probably been a continuous habitation
site for some 10,000 years.
E. McGrand has fiction and poetry on a personal webpage at M.I.T. as well as in
journals and zines, among them New Renaissance, Sugar Mule, Steam
Ticket, Eclectica, Tintern Abbey, Melic Review, (upcoming,)
Nedge, and Interface. She is an editor at The Free Cuisenart
and book reviewer for the website Bookzen. Currently E. McGrand is
preparing a new manuscript about working in Hospice.
Michael McNeilley is editor of Zero City,
has edited legal,
technical and political print publications, and had poems and stories
published in hundreds
of small press publications and on websites worldwide. McNeilley's new book, Situational Reality, will be published by Dream Horse Press in late 1998.
Talan Memmott is a writer living and working in San Francisco, California.
He comes to writing from a background in fine art, having studied painting,
installation, video and performance art, as well as critical theory during a
somewhat "chaotic" college career. His video work was featured at the
Sheffield International Media Exhibition in 1991 and he has given
performance/lectures at San Francisco Art Institute, San Jose State
University and a number of art galleries. Memmott currently works in the
multimedia field as production director for the web development firm
PERCEPTICON and serves as creative director for the literary hypermedia
K.I. (Karen) Press loves to teach, write, and publish other people's
writing, all of which doom her to a life of poverty. She is happy to have
"gotten out" of small-town Alberta, Canada as a teenager (although there's a lot of
material there) and, excepting one year in Ottawa, Ontario doing her M.A., has lived
in Edmonton, Alberta ever since. Her writing has appeared in a number of Canadian literary magazines including West Coast Line, Contemporary Verse 2, NeWest Review, Wascana Review, and Dandelion. She is a member of the editorial collective of Other Voices magazine in Edmonton.
Peter Robinson was born in Salford, Lancashire, in 1953. In the 1970s he
edited the poetry magazine Perfect Bound and helped organize several
Cambridge International Poetry Festivals. In the following decade he
co-edited Numbers and was advisor to the 1988 Poetry International at the
South Bank Centre, London. After teaching precariously for the University
of Wales, Aberystwyth, and at Cambridge, he has held posts in Japan, at
present in Tohoku University, Sendai, where he is a visiting professor of
English literature. He is married to Ornella Trevisan and they have two
His four books of poetry are Overdrawn Account (Many Press: 1980),
This Other Life (Carcanet: 1988) which won the Cheltenham Prize,
Entertaining Fates (Carcanet: 1992) and Lost and Found (Carcanet:
1997.) He has edited the poems of Adrian Stokes, a collection of essays on
Geoffrey Hill, and an anthology, Liverpool Accents: Seven Poets and a
City (Liverpool University Press: 1996.) His translations of contemporary
Italian poetry include Selected Poems of Vittorio Sereni (Anvil: 1990.)
A volume of his critical writings, In the Circumstances: about Poems and
Poets, was published by Oxford University Press in 1992. With John
Kerrigan, he is at present co-editing The Thing About Roy Fisher: Critical
Studies (Liverpool University Press: 1999.)
Paul remembers the wonderful annual "Miles Modern Poetry Weeks" at Wayne
State University in Detroit and sitting in The Miles Modern Poetry Room in
the campus library. A corner of the library that was a shrine to the printed
poem. The electonic Web of Poetry surrounds us now--so much at the fingertip!
Since 1994 he has published and edited Jones Av. -- something to hold. Paul finds time for editing duties apart from his day job as a photographer with the University of Toronto Press. His publications include poems in White Wall Review, sub-Terrain and The Instant Poetry Anthology as well as
photographs for numerous Anatomy Text Books and Scientific Journals.
Alaric Sumner, Editor/co-founder: words worth (journal of language arts).
Guest editor of section on Live Performance Writing in PAJ 61 (John
Hopkins University.) Lecturer in Performance Writing, Dartington College of
Arts, Devon UK. Previously resident writer Tate Gallery St Ives, Cornwall
UK. Most of his work deals with performance and his works have been
presented by himself and others in the UK and US. Publications: Aberrations
of Mirrors, Lenses, Sight (RWC), Waves on Porthmeor Beach (words worth), Lurid Technology and the Hedonist Calculator (Lobby,) Rhythm to Intending (Spectacular Diseases.) Included in anthologies: Word Score Utterance
Choreography (ed Cobbing/Upton, Writers Forum 1998) and My Kind of Angel:
i.m. William Burroughs (Stride 1998.) On the Internet, 'error studies and
portraits' is in Cartograffiti (SPC at EPC) and 'the tracks' will be
published in Mind Fire shortly.
David Hunter Sutherland
David Sutherland's work has recently appeared in The
American Literary Review, The Hollins Critic, The
Montserrat Review, 5_Trope and Oxford University's;
The Reader. David serves as Managing editor for an Internet publication called Recursive Angel, which has been noted by The Boston Review as "... one of the most impressive webzines on the Net....outstanding poems", Poet's & Writer's, "Excellent Poetry!", and the New York Times Online "... cutting-edge poetry, fiction and art."
Chris Tannlund is the co-editor, along with poet Alexandrea Lantos Taylor, of Tintern
Abbey: The On-Line Journal of Contemporary Poetry. His own fiction, poetry and
essays have appeared in numerous print publications, including Magic Realism, The
Leading Edge, Intuition Magazine, Mystic Fiction and the anthology Testament of
Lael. A man of eclectic fascinations, he cut his editorial teeth in the print world, as
editor/publisher of the critically acclaimed Goodwitch Stories Magazine, followed by
the fun, but barely noticed (a.k.a. "highly collectible") The Golden Age of Flying
Saucers Newsletter. This publication marks the on-line debut of his work.
CK Tower, editor for Conspire, resides in Lansing, Michigan
and attends Michigan State University, where she is continuing
her studies in literature and creative writing. Some of the journals
where her work has been published include: Mississippi Review Web,
Poetry Cafe, The Chile Verde Review, Zuzu's Petals, The Allegheny Review,
Poetry Magazine, Gravity, Poetry In Motion, A 2 River 'View, The Morpo
Pif, and CrossConnect. CK also serves as poetry editor for Recursive Angel
& host for the interview series, Verbatim, on Perihelion.
Jamie Wasserman serves on the editorial staff of The Melic Review and Octavo.
His poems and essays have appeared (or are forthcoming) in CrossConnect, The
Alsop Review, Kimera, The Astrophysicist's Tango Partner Speaks, Poetry Cafe,
and Snakeskin. He is a member of the online writer's group Zeugma.
Mark Weiss, a New
Yorker, has lived and written in Baltimore, Paris, rural New England and
Arizona. He is currently in exile in San Diego. He has taught at Columbia
University, University of Connecticut, Hunter College, SUNY-Old Westbury,
Pima College, University of Arizona--Extension, and University of
California San Diego. Two collections of his poems, Intimate Wilderness
and Fieldnotes, and two chapbooks have been published. He is editor and
publisher of Junction Press.