Notes on Contributors

HOWARD BALL (Ph.D., Rutgers U) is a Professor of Political Science and Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Utah. He is the author of 13 books and numerous articles. His latest books are Justice Down Wind (Oxford U P, 1986) and Courts and Politics (Prentice-Hall, 1987).

JOHN BARTH is currently Writer-in-Residence at Johns Hopkins University's ........... program.........

RON CARLSON is a fiction writer who teaches at Arizona State University. His latest work includes a collection of short stories, The News of the World (xx, l986); a novel, Truants (xx, l986); and a story in the Best American Short Stories l987. He is currently busy writing a screenplay of his short story "Life Before Science" for Columbia Pictures.

JANNE GOLDBECK (Ph.D., U of Oklahoma) is an Associate Professor of English at Idaho State University. Her poems have been published most recently in Backbone, Plainswoman, and Concerning Poetry, and in an anthology of southeast Idaho poets, titled Famous Potatoes.

KEITH LONG is pursuing an M.A. in Creative Writing at Oklahoma State University. He was the winner of the l986 OSU Short Fiction Prize. He has published short stories and poetry in Cimarron Review and Midland Review. The poems appearing in this issue of Weber Studies are part of the OSU l986 Academy of American Poets prize-winning collection.

DON McDERMOTT is completing his Ph.D. in creative writing and literature at Oklahoma State University. He has published fiction in George Washington Review, The Midland Review, and Weber Studies.

WALTER McDONALD (Ph.D., U of Iowa) is Paul W. Horn Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing at Texas Tech University. His poems have appeared in Poetry, The Atlantic, APR, and The Kenyon Review. His book, The Flying Dutchman (Ohio State U Press, l987), won the George Elliston Poetry Prize. Another book, After the Noise of Saigon, won the l987 Juniper Prize and will be published by the U of Massachusetts Press this year.

JANET LARSEN PALMER (Ph.D. Northwestern U), is President of Communication Excellence Institute at San Dimas, CA. She has taught at Arizona State University. Author of many articles, especially in the area of oral interpretations of literature, she has authored a book titled Theatres for Literature (Mayfield, 1980).

ACE G. PILKINGTON, an Associate Professor of English at Dixie College, has an M. Litt. from the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College. He is currently completing his D. Phil. at Oxford University. His poems have appeared Amazing, Encyclia, Plains Poetry Journal, Blue Unicorn, Riverside Quarterly, and Shakespeare Edition.

SCOTT P. SANDERS (Ph.D., U of Colorado) is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of New Mexico. He has published poetry in several journals, most recently in the Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature. His latest article appeared in the IEEE Transactions on Professional Commmunication, a journal of which he is Associate Editor for Communication Education and Training.

KRISTIN B. VALENTINE (Ph.D., U of Utah) is a Professor of Communication at Arizona State University. She is the author of two books, Interlocking Pieces: Twenty Questions for Analyzing Literature (l980) and The Conversion of Reina Lupa: A Folktale from Galicia (l983).

CHARLOTTE M. WRIGHT is the Editorial Assistant for Western American Literature, published at Utah State University. Additionally, she teaches English part-time at that institution. She has published poetry and reviews in several journals....