The Salt River Review
Volume 2, Number 1, Winter 1998-99


Arlene Ang presently lives in Manila, Philippines and works as freelance writer and translator. Her poems have appeared in LiNQ (Aus), Zuzu's Petals Quarterly, Black Bear Review, Agniezska's Dowry and Perihelion (Web del Sol).

Montrealer Maxianne Berger is an audiologist. Her poems and brief stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies in Canada and the United States, most recently in The Malahat Review, Timber Creek Review, and The Muse Strikes Back. Her chapbook, Crossing the Line, has just been published by Grove Avenue Press (Ottawa).

Robert James Berry was born in Redhill, England in 1960, and was educated in the UK., Ulster, and Scotland. Since 1991 he has lectured in English Literature and Language in England, New Zealand, and Malaysia. He currently lives and works on Penang Island in West Malaysia. His poems have been published in poetry magazines and journals in the United States, England, Ireland, Scotland, New Zealand, Malaysia, Sweden, and Trinidad. Most recently his poems have been translated into German. He is married to Ahila. He loves cats, especially his Siamese, Sheba, classical piano, and poetry.

James Bertolino has lived on Guemes Island, Washington for fourteen years, and this year is teaching at Willamette University, Salem, Oregon. Snail River (1995) and First Credo 1986 were both published by the Quarterly Review of Literature Poetry Series at Princeton University. His work has recently appeared in Gargoyle, Ploughshares, and the Montserrat Review, as well as in anthologies from HarperCollins, New Rivers Press and, in England, Orbis International's Century: 100 Major Modern Poets.

The Romanian poet Mariana Filimon has been publishing for well over a decade and a half; the poems published here come from her 1988 book, The Order of Things; another notable volume of hers is The Engraving. Filimon's work was recently published in the United States in Adam Sorkin's versions with Dan Dutescu in Evansville Review and is forthcoming in MM Review. Co-translator, Dan Dutescu, was an eminent Romanian translator. Adam Sorkin's collaborative translations of Romanian writing have appeared widely. He has published 8 books of translations, and 2 more forthcoming from BOA Editions and Bloodaxe Books in 1999.

John Gilgun is the author of Everything That Has Been Shall Be Again: The Reincarnation Fables of John Gilgun, Music I Never Dreamed Of, The Dooley Poems, From the Inside Out and Your Buddy Misses You. He teaches at Missouri Western College in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Hawley-Meig's chapbook, Division & Ashland, published earlier this year, was the winner of the inaugural chapbook competition sponsored by the West Town Press. He received an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University in 1988 and was the recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in 1989-90. He works as a Production Specialist at the Chicago Tribune.

Laura Jensen's books include Bad Boats, Memory, and Shelter. An essay of hers appears in the recent Field Guide. Dina Ben-Lev has written a monograph on Jensen's work for the Western Writers Series.

Halvard Johnson has had recent poetry and fiction in Puerto del Sol, Wisconsin Review, Blue Penny Quarterly, and The Florida Review. He received Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Grants in poetry for 1997 and in fiction for 1995, and an NEA fellowship in poetry for 1990. Johnson resides in Baltimore with his wife, the fiction writer and painter Lynda Schor.

Martin Pouliot was born in Quebec city in 1968. and is founder of Editions docteur sax (docteur sax press). He has published three books of poetry. "Excerpts from the circumferences of a cry" is his first publication in English. Other words Martin uses to define himself are: "Father. Lover. Reader. Drinker of wine."