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Michael Bates is a U.S. citizen who has lived abroad since 1971 for professional reasons. Currently, he works all of South America as a free lance marketing representative for a group of American and European technical and scientific publishing houses.

Robert James Berry is a Londoner, currently living on Penang Island, in West Malaysia, where he lectures in English Literature & Language at the University of Science.

Graham Catt is a South Australian writer, who reads regularly at Adelaide’s long established Friendly Street venue. His poems have appeared on the Internet, on radio and in numerous magazines and journals around Australia. He is currently working on a first collection of poems, as well as a series of short stories.

Robert Creeley has published more than sixty books of poetry in the United States and abroad, most recently Life & Death (New Directions, 1998). His honors include the Frost Medal, the Shelley Memorial Award, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, a Rockefeller Foundation grant, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation. He served as New York State Poet from 1989 to 1991 and since 1989 he has been Samuel P. Capen Professor of poetry and humanities at the State University of New York, Buffalo. He is this year's recepient of the Bollingen Prize.

Lenny DellaRocca has had work in numerous literary journals since 1980. He is also the recipient of local, state and national prizes in poetry, as well as a Pushcart Prize nominee. DellaRocca founded South Florida's premiere poetry reading, The Electric Chair and Random Acts, a nonlinear performance troupe of interdisciplinary artists. He is President of the Hannah Kahn Poetry Foundation.

Easter Jones was born and raised in the wilderness of Montana. She now lives in Missoula, at the base of three rivers and five valleys.

Katja is a neurologist, a researcher, and an amateur runner. She has a patient, adventurous husband, a dog, and some close friends. She resides online at Spring Street Apartment.

Athena Leavitt, age 6, reads and speaks Spanish and would like to be a ballerina. She also writes poems, her mother types them, then Leavitt reads and signs them at poetry readings. Leavitt says her paintings are special to her. That's why she hangs them on her mother's bedroom wall.

Sarah Picklesimer loves reading anything from Bohemian beats
to Procrustean law, and singing, at which time her husband usually retires to the dog house. She has twenty-eight publications and one Christian book to her credit.

Donald Sultan has had numerous solo exhibitions, and his work is found in the public collections of numerous museums, ranging from the Ackland Art Museum in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

Lee R. Tracy was born in North Carolina, and grew up in New Jersey, New York, England and New Zealand. The father of a young daughter, he now resides in Southern California, where he is a case manager for an insurance company.

Matt Welter reads over 200 small press books a year, the best 13 of which he recognizes with the Pippistrelle Best of the Small Press Awards. Welter feels that finding a quality publication is as fleeting as an encounter with the pippistrelle, Italian for little bat. Thus the name of the award. Small press publications can be mailed to Matt Welter, PO Box 1244, Bayfield, WI 54814. Entries for the next awards must be received by Jan 26, 2000 & must be copyrighted 1999.


The 2River View, 3_3 (Spring 1999)

The Ghost of John

Athena Leavitt