|A Chide's Alphabet Issue 3
NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS
Tim Allen is short and sweet. Much underpublished due to his short-fused
sloth. Previous pamphlets: Texts for a Holy Saturday (Phlebas '95) & The Cruising
Duct (Maquette '98). Edits Terrible Work, now an on-line review mag of new
innovative poetry. Currently, with Andrew Duncan, concocting a book of interviews
with poets to be published by Salt next year.
Tom Bell is a semi-retired psychologist in private practice and an unretired
poet. these poems are from his forthcoming "Not Yet a Crazy Old Man' poems
for his granddaughter.
David Bircumshaw is the editor if this magazine and rapidly growing grey.
Poems on-line and in print in such as fragmente, VeRT, Angel Exhaust, Fulcrum,
Famous Reporter, Salt-lick Quarterly, Terrible Work, Masthead, Snakeskin, Limestone,
Staple, Great Works et al. A selection of his work has been published as Painting Without
Numbers (Phantom Rooster Press, 2002) which is also available with slightly different
contents on the Web as well as previously and differently existing as successive
chapbooks from the now defunct Cheep Stuff Press (1994, 1998).A further collection
The Animal Subsides is forthcoming in 2004 as well as the Web publication
of the prose poem The Ghost Machine. Further detail will be perpetrated
in a panegyric on his web site. He lives, if that is the right word, in Leicester.
Paul Croucher was born in a small mining town near Canberra in 1961. He has
worked in bookshops, spent two years travelling in Asia, and six years
studying history and Japanese at Monash University. In 1989 he published
Buddhism in Australia (UNSW Press). And since 1992 has been looking after
his two sons, gardening, and working on a long serial poem.
Andrew Duncan formerly edited Angel Exhaust and has a long trail of
critical and poetic works following his name.
Angela Gardner is a poet and artist living in Brisbane Australia. She
has had poems published in The Journal of Australian Studies, Famous
Reporter and M.A.G. (USA online). She is the guest editor for the
inaugural edition of the poetry journal foam:e found at
http://www.poetryespresso.org/foame.html. As a printmaker and painter
she has been involved in numerous exhibitions around Australia.
Further details may be found on her website www.light-trap.net
Robin Hamilton: born in 1947, brought up mostly in Glasgow,
taught English for twenty years at Loughborough University before retiring, early,
to live the good life. Two children, one ex-wife, and a bonzai.
The Lost Jockey: Collected Poems 1966-1982 published in 1985.
Currently proprietor of The Phantom Rooster Press (printer extraordinary for
HardChides). His exemplar is James Crichton ["The Admirable Crichton"]
(1560-1582), Scottish poet, paragon and swordsman
Pierre Joris’ recent books include Permanent Diaspora (poems, Duration
Press 2003), A Nomad Poetics (essays, Wesleyan UP 2003), Poasis:
Selected Poems 1986-1999 (Wesleyan, 2001), The Malady of Islam by
Abdelwahab Meddeb (translation, Basic Books, 2003) 4x1: Tristan Tzara,
Rainer Maria Rilke, Jean-Pierre Duprey & Habib Tengour translated by
Pierre Joris (Inconundrum, 2002). With Jerome Rothenberg he edited
Poems for the Millennium, vol. 1 & 2: A University of California Book
of Modern & Postmodern Poetry, (California UP, 1995/1998). During the
fall of 2003 he is Berlin prize Fellow at the American Academy in
Berlin. He teaches poetry & poetics at the University at Albany.
Jeff Harrison writes:
My poetry has appeared in Nerve Lantern, Sentence, XStream, Moria, Poethia,
VeRT, M.A.G., BlazeVox, Word for Word, Side Reality, canwehaveourballback,
Generator, Tin Lustre Mobile, Znine, Blackboard Project, and Great Works. My
poetry is forthcoming from 5_Trope, Aught, XPress(ed), Xerography, Nerve
Lantern, and The Dream People.
Patrick Herron has recently completed work on three books, Hyperlustrous
Purse (2002), The American Godwar Complex (2003), and Black Iris (2003).
Approximately 70 of his poems and essays been published in the last
three years in publications such as Jacket, Fulcrum, The Canary, and
VeRT; three of his poems will appear in issue 13 of Exquisite Corpse.
Patrick is also the creator of Proximate.org.
He is currently a graduate student in the School of Information and
Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a
research assistant at http://www.ibiblio.org, where he is
currently working on a 3d interactive reader for all first edition works
of Charles Dickens. Patrick was born in 1971 and currently resides in
Carrboro, North Carolina, where he is Poet Laureate.
Chris Jones is a poet and novelist living in North Western New South
Wales. He was one of the organisers of the first gay Mardi Gras in
Sydney in 1978 and has had a variety of jobs in publishing and print
production, the last being editor of Users News, for the NSW Users and
AIDS Association, designed to support those living with HIV/AIDS and
prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in injecting drug user communities. He
was a Queer TV collective member in 1990 and 1991 broadcasting the first
full week of gay and lesbian television in Australia. His poems have
been produced as video clips shown in Australia and overseas and also
published in magazines and anthologies. His verse collection The Times
of Zenia Gold: a verse novel was published by Blackwattle Press in 1992. He is
currently a full time writer completing the first in a series of novels
called Swindle and a verse performance called Bar-B-Q.
Jill Jones lives in Sydney, Australia. Her work has been widely published in
most of the leading literary periodicals in Australia as well as in New
Zealand, Canada, USA, UK, and India. Recent work has been featured online in
Shampoo, sidereality, Stylus Poetry Journal, 5_Trope and hutt. Her fourth book,
Screens, Jets, Heaven: New and Selected Poems (Salt Publishing) won the 2003
Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize. A chap book, Struggle and Radiance: Ten
Commentaries, will be published in Ireland by Wild Honey Press in 2003. With
Michael Farrell, she recently co-edited a selection of Australian poetry on sex
for an edition of Slope magazine. She is currently involved in a number of
collaborative projects. They include the DiVerse series of readings at
galleries and museums in Sydney and c-side, a collaborative project,
established to provide a virtual and physical space for artistic dialogue. The
first c-side event was an electronic-lounge event in which collaborative
written word/still image "slideshows" by poets and photographers were screened
in a social space with DJs mixing a live soundtrack. It took place at the This
Is Not Art festival, Newcastle, October 2003.
In 2000, Sheila Murphy presented a series of readings and workshops at the Arvon
Foundation at Totleigh-Barton, Devon, in the UK, in addition to performing at the third
annual Boston Poetry Conference. In 1999, she was a featured performer at the annual
Brisbane Writers Festival in Queensland, Australia. Murphy has authored numerous
books of poetry, most recently The Stuttering of Wings (Stride Press, UK, 2002), andThe
Indelible Occasion (Potes & Poets Press, 2000). Books scheduled for publication include
Recent Flute Silences from SUN/gemini Press and Green Tea with Ginger (Potes & Poets
Press). She and Beverly Carver co-founded the Scottsdale Center for the Arts Poetry
Series and served as coordinators for 12 years. The series continues under the direction of
Carolyn Robbins, Curator of Education, at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts.
In 1996, Murphy’s Letters to Unfinished J. won the New American Poetry Series Open
Competitio and the 2001 Gertrude Stein Award (Green Integer, 2003).
Peter Riley's many publications include:
Aria with Small Lights. West House Books 2003. (a quite long poem)
The Dance at Mociu . Shearsman 2003 (sketches of Transylvania)
Alstonefield. Carcanet 2003 (a very long poem)
Jonathan Taylor is a lecturer in English at Loughborough University, where
he also convenes an MA strand in Creative Writing. He has had stories
published in various magazines, including The Newspeaker, Xenos, Kimota,
Raw Edge and The Coffee House (forthcoming). In 2000, he was awarded a
grant from East Midlands Arts to write a radio play about the Cornish
composer, Joseph Emidy, which has since been completed and produced by
Loughborough Campus Radio. He was recently awarded a grant by the Arts
Council to write a novel-cum-biography about his father. He is also
currently setting up a new internet-radio production site which helps to
develop the work of new writers.
Mark Weiss has published five books of poetry, most recently Fieldnotes
(1995) and Figures (2002), and coedited, with Harry Polkinhorn, the
anthology Across the Line/al otro lado: The Poetry of Baja California.
Forthcoming, as editor and translator, are Stet: Selected Poems of José
Kozer (2004), Selected Poems of Gastón Baquero, and Selected Poems of Raúl
Hernández Novás, and, as editor, The Whole Island/La isla en peso: Six
Decades of Cuban Poetry (2005). His Cuban translations are available in a
special section which he edited for Poetry International VI (2002).
Harriet Zinnes's many books include Plunge (a poetry chapbook),
My, Haven't the Flowers Been? (poems), The Radiant Absurdity of Desire (short stories),
Ezra Pound and the Visual Arts (criticism), and Blood and Feathers (translations from
the French poetry of Jacques Prevert). She is a contributing editor of The Denver Quarterly
and of The Hollins Critic and a contributing writer for New York Arts Magazine. She is
Professor Emerita of English of Queens College of the City University of New York.