Alice Notley was born in Bisbee, Arizona, in 1945 and grew up in Needles,
California in the Mohave Desert. She was educated at Barnard and at The
Writers Workshop, University of Iowa. She lived a peripatetic, rather
outlawish poet's life before settling on New York's Lower East Side.
For twenty years there she was an important force in the eclectic second
generation of the New York School of poetry. She now lives in Paris with
Douglas Oliver, where they edit Gare du Nord together. She has published
some twenty-five books, most recently Mysteries of Small Houses and
The Descent of Alette, both from Viking Penguin. Peter Riley
published her Byzantine Parables in 1998 in his Poetical History
series. She was featured in Nicholas Johnson's etruscan reader vii in
1997 (with Wendy Mulford and Brian Coffey). The Selected Poems of Alice
Notley was published by Talisman House in 1994.
9. Poems. from `The Descent of Alette'
Douglas Oliver's latest volumes are Penguin Modern Poets 10 and his Selected
Poems, Talisman House, both in 1996. A Salvo for Africa (poems/prose) is
forthcoming in May, 1999, from Bloodaxe: it points to the dangers of ignoring
Africa in the rush towards supposed world-wide prosperity. Bloodaxe
republished his New York satire, Penniless Politics, in 1994 -- a companion to
his British satire, The Infant and the Pearl, which dates from the Thatcher
era. A sampling from his project Arrondissements, a series of books about
modern Paris, is in an etruscan reader volume shared with Randolph Healey and
Tina Darragh. Among his other books are two novels and a technical book on
prosody and narrative. His current project, also part of Arrondissements, is
Whisper Louise, a dual historical memoir in prose and poetry; it is part 19th
century, part 20th century. He and Alice Notley edit Gare du Nord magazine
from their Paris home.
He died after a long illness on Friday, April 21, 2000 in Paris
as his new book A Salvo for Africa was being published by Bloodaxe.
9. Poems. Three poems
Laurence Overmire is an American actor/director/writer who has worked on
stage, film and television. His work has been widely published in the
U.S. and abroad, including many magazines on the Web: "Kimera,"
"Niederngasse," "Apples and Oranges, Oranges and Apples," "Wings,"
"L'Intrigue," "Some Words: A Place for Poetry," "Shadyvale Magazine,"
"Art Villa," "Bonfire,"
"Ygdrasil," "Aileron," "Webstatic," "Seeker Magazine," "Ixion," "Pigs
"Unlikely Stories," "Poetry in the Light," "Horsethief's Journal," "It's
"Avalon," "Mind Fire Poetry Journal," "Burn," "ArtsFusion," "Mocha
Fiction," "Eclectica," "Carved in Sand," "Bardo Burner" and others.
14. Poems. Three poems
William Oxley was born in Manchester. A poet and philosopher, he has also
worked as accountant, part-time gardener, and actor. At present he divides
his time between London and South Devon. His poems have been widely published
throughout the world, in magazines and journals as diverse as Sparrow
and The Formalist (USA), The Scotsman, Agenda,
Stand, The Independent, The Spectator, and The
Observer. He has also read his work on UK and European radio. His most
recent books of poetry have been In The Drift Of Words (Rockingham
Press, 1992); Cardboard Troy (Stride, 1993); and Collected
Longer Poems (Salzburg University Press, 1994). In 1981 the Menard Press
published his translations of the poetry of L.S.Senghor (Poems of a Black
Orpheus), and in 1996 a volume of his plays was published by the
University of Salzburg. A former member of the General Council of the Poetry
Society and ex-assistant editor of Acumen, he has recently edited
the anthology Completing The Picture for Stride (1995). The founder
of the Long Poem Group, he co-edits its newsletter.
His latest book of poems is The Green Crayon Man (Rockingham Press,
1997). His autobiography No Accounting for Paradise came from
Rockingham in 1999. His selected poems are Reclaiming the Lyre: New
& Selected Poems 1967-2000 from Rockingham Press in 2001.
William Oxley's poems
The Long Poem Group Newletter
are available in this Webspace.
1. Prose. Oxley's Credo
3. Article. Feyyaz Fergar's English Poetry
3. Poem. Letter to Elizabeth
3. Article. The Decay of Relativism
4. Poems. Three poems
6. Article. The Shoulder of Pelops
7. Article. Poetry as Documentary of the Imagination
8. Poems. Cascade
10. Article. LEOPOLD SEDAR SENGHOR - An African Whitman
11. Article. The Imminent Imagination
14. Poems. Four poems
14. Article. The Human Imagination
Teacher of English at Otahuhu College in South Auckland, New Zealand.
I've written poetry and short stories for some years with occasional
publishing success. My poetry has appeared on Snakeskin, The Alien Flower,
Recursive Angel Webzines with some of my short stories published in The
Southern Ocean Review.
I've reviewed books for The PPTA Journal, Daily Post and New Zealand Herald.
Recent travel through Europe and the USA has sharpened my desire to explore
the world as much as explore memories and desires in writing and reading.
15. Article. Words and Witness
15. Poem. On Empire's Edge
Mary Herrington-Perry is a doctoral student In English Literature at
the Unversity of Indiana.
1. Article. "Tintern Abbey" and "Spiritual
Presence of Absent Things"
2. Poem. On Lakeview Point
4. Poem. Rediscovering the Natural World
Michael Peverett is a poet and naturalist who lives in Somerset, England.
He is Anglo-Swedish. He has published essays on poetry in Bonfire and Lynx:
Poetry from Bath. He is currently working on a sequence of poems called
FOTO, some of which have appeared in Aabye's Baby, Limestone and The Melic
12. Prose. At the station cafe
12. Article. Joseph Stamper and Idris Davies
13. Article. From the Charity Shops..Two British Anthologies
14. Poems. Six poems from "FOTO"
Elisha Porat, a 1996 winner of Israel's Prime Minister's Prize for Literature
has published more than a dozen volumes of fiction and poetry, in Hebrew,
since 1973 his works have appeared in translation in Israel, the United
States, Canada and England. Mr Porat was born in 1938 to a "pioneer"
family in Petah Tikva, Israel. In the 1930's his parents were among the
founders of Kibbutz Ein Hahoresh, where Mr Porat was raised and still
makes his home. Mr Porat was drafted into the Israeli Army seving in a
frontline reconnaissance unit and fought in the Six Day War in 1967, and in
the Yom Kippur War in 1973. As a lifelong member of his Kibbutz, Mr Porat
has worked as a farmer and as a writer. He currently performs editorial
duties for several literary publications. His work may be found at
Ariga and you can email him at
10. Poems. Four poems
10. Prose. The Bearded Man
12. Prose. The Resurrected
13. Prose. A Dozen Baskets of Sand
14. Prose. In Vain Pursuit
Jack Porter is a scientist who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a
boy, he visited his great aunt Vera in Bath. She was a cook at a boy's
boarding school and the boys all loved her dearly. Little Jack had never
seen so much yellow custard in his life.
5. Poem. Valentine for Sylvia
J.H.Prynne (1936- ) was born in England and is a university lecturer in
English at Cambridge. His name has become synonymous, for some, with all
that is most rebarbative in the work of the contemporary English avant-garde.
Yet of all the writers who might fit that description he has attracted the
most widespread notice and approval. His originality and ambition are evident,
and the fact that these are conveyed in pungent phrasing and a free verse
of evident craft has commanded a fascination and a willingness to work at
his meaning. He is the subject of respectful discussion in Donald Davie's
"Thomas Hardy and British Poetry" (1973), and his collected works,
"Poems" (Edinburgh and London, 1983), were well received.
3. Poem. On the Matter of Thermal Packing
Ramez Qureshi, who lives in Scarsdale, New York, completed his M.A.
in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University College.
15. Article. Musical Objects
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 and has two daughters.
Peter Robinson's four books of poetry are Overdrawn Account (Many
Press: 1980), This Other Life (Carcanet: 1988), Entertaining
(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
Press: 1996). His translations of contemporary Italian poetry include
Selected Poems of Vittorio Sereni (Anvil: 1990). A volume of his own
critical writings, In the Circumstances: about Poems and Poets, was
published by Oxford University Press in 1992. He is at present co-editing
with John Kerrigan The Thing About Roy Fisher: Critical Studies
(Liverpool University Press: 1999).
9. Poem. LEAVINGS