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A Special Edition of The East Village
WHO'S WHO Ashbery, John Will dominate the last third of the century as Yeats dominated the first. * * * Boyle, Kay Friends with Djuna Barnes, Samuel Beckett, James Joyce and many others. * * * Corso, Gregory "How I love to probe life," Corso has written. * * * Dodd, Wayne Captures the sequences of our lives -- riding the school bus as light breaks from the earth like birdsong standing beside the ashes of a house destroyed in the isolated strangeness of night -- investing these moments with the irreducible, untranslatable quality of archetypes. * * * Evans, George George Evans manages a harshly common ground, which is where we all began certainly, but which it takes all one's wit and art to come back to. * * * Flanagan, Bob A member of the swelling Hanuman stable. * * * Gil de Biedma, Jaime Gil de Biedma's poetry will probably be the solid residue left after the century burns up. * * * Hagedorn, Jessica Tarahata She sheds her light on what it is to be a woman. * * * Itwaru, Arnold As human beings, we are shamed by Arnold Itwaru. * * * Jenkins, Joyce Possesses all the required equipment: the light, the hat, the bird, the rope. * * * Klepfisz, Irena Her poems are a tribute to strength in the midst of terrible alienation. * * * Levy, Andrew Andrew Levy activates the ongoing struggle to write with the shadow of the head falling over the page. * * * Miller, Joseph He has learned that to stand in a room taken with something and find yourself at the edge of a field is not absentmindedness but a giving over to the forces at hand. * * * Nettlebeck, F.A. An unsettling voice from the far shore of the contemporary Sleep of Reason. * * * Olson, Charles One of The ones We have Had To study. * * * Plath, Sylvia In a curious way, the poems read as though they were written posthumously. * * * Quignard, Pascal Explores the past in the present and the present in the past. * * * Raworth, Tom Tom Raworth's recognition in the U.S. equals that of any British poet. * * * Saenz, Benjamin Alire A poet who moves and expands life as poetry should. * * * Tindall, J.J. In J.J. Tindall's poetry the trinity of father, son and holy ghost is as simple and plain as a man named Joe and as complex, celebratory, moody, frightening, and abstract as a dream about him. * * * Uguay, Marie She died young in 1981. * * * Villaurrutia, Xavier Was openly homosexual and a major poet. * * * Weiner, Hannah Sees words. * * * Xi, Xi Xi Xi is very much a writer "Made in Hong Kong." * * * Young, Gary What more could poetry ask for? * * * Zamora, Daisy She is part of a generation that has things to say that no one will ever say again.
Volume Eleven Index