Spring 1991, Volume 8.1
Notes on Contributors


CAROL L. BERAN (Ph.D. U of Berkeley) is Associate Professor of English specializing in Canadian Studies at Saint Mary's College of California and vice president of the Margaret Atwood Society. She has published in Essays on Canadian Writing and Canadian Literature, Essays on Canadian Writing (forthcoming) and Proceedings of the Canadian/American Relations Conference (forthcoming).

JERRY BRADLEY is Associate Professor of Humanities at New Mexico Tech, where he edits New Mexico Humanities Review. Most recently, his poems have appeared in American Literary Review, Rocky Mountain Review, RiverSedge, and Slant. He has published essays on Wallace Stevens, Philip Larkin, Donald Davie, William Golding, and Samuel Beckett. Slated for 1991 publication are two books, The Movement: British Poetry in the 1950s (G.K.Hall) and Simple Versions of Disaster, poems (U of North Texas P).

KATHARINE COLES (Ph.D., U of Utah) is a freelance editor, writer, and college teacher. Recent publications in poetry include The New Republic, Shenandoah, Georgia Review, and Quarterly West. Her fiction has appeared in North American Review and Alaska Quarterly Review. She has won awards in writing from the Utah Arts Council and the Academy of American Poets, and in 1990 she received an Individual Writer's Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

LOUISE CRAGO attended George Washington University and the University of Colorado—Boulder. She is Assistant to the Director of the Comparative Literature Program at the University of Colorado. Her work has appeared in New Mexico Quarterly, Artesian, and Denver Magazine.

FRED ERISMAN (Ph.D., U of Minnesota) is Lorraine Sherley Professor of Literature at Texas Christian University. He specializes in popular culture studies with particular emphasis upon children's literature, science fiction, detective fiction, and the Western. He is the author of the Boise Western Writers pamphlet on Tony Hillerman (1989) and a contributor to the Literary History of the American West (1987). Most recently, his articles have appeared in Phaedrus, Extrapolation, and International Review of Children's Literature and Librarianship.

LOWELL JAEGER, a 1981 graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop and a 1986 recipient of a creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities, lives in Bigfork Montana. He was the winner of the Grolier Poetry Peace Prize in 1987. He has most recently published two books of poems, War on War (Utah St. UP, 1988) and Hope Against Hope (Utah St. UP, 1990).

JAMES H. MAGUIRE (Ph.D., Indiana U) is Professor of English at Boise State University, where he has served as co-editor of BSU's Western Writers Series since its founding in 1972. He has most recently published articles in American Literature and New Mexico Humanities Review.

RON McFARLAND (Ph.D., U of Illinois) is Professor of English at the University of Idaho. In 1984, he was named Idaho's first State Writer-in-Residence. His books include The Villanelle: Evolution of a Poetic Form, Composting at Forty (poems). He is currently completing a novel, a new collection of poems and a collection of short stories. He is the co-editor of Norman Maclean (1988).

JOEL C. PASSEY (Ph.D., U of Illinois) currently teaches at Westminster College of Salt Lake City and Brigham Young University Salt Lake Center. He co-authored Layton: A History (1986); his most recent poetry appears in Ellipsis.

MAY SWENSON (1919 - 1989) See page 5 for details.

PAUL SWENSON (B.S., Utah State U), journalist/arts critic/editor, currently analyzes screenplays for Leucadia Film Corporation in Salt Lake City. He was (founding) editor of Utah Holiday magazine from 1971 until 1989, where he also was a film critic. He was a reporter and arts critic for the Deseret News for 13 years.