3 —Harold Fickett, A Personal World: An Editorial Statement
5 —Tim Winton, Quick Lamb
25 —Elizabeth Jennings, Angels
41 —David Middleton, Ex Nihilo
58 —John Matthias, Three Poems
45 —A Conversation with John Irving
27 —Gregory Wolfe, Fred Folsom: A Profile
63 —Doug Adams, The Body, Relationships and Transcendence
110 —Dominic Aquila, The Music of Arvo Paert
Mark Heard, A Musician's Diary
84 —Lori Ambacher, Playing Bangladesh
120 —Dan Wakefield, In Spanish Harlem
Doug Adams is Professor of Christianity and the Arts at Pacific School of Religion and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. His new book is Transcendence With The Human Body In Art: Segal, De Staebler, Johns, And Christo (New York: Crossroad, 1991).
Lori Ambacher is an assistant editor at McGraw-Hill in economics and education. She has an M.A. in English from the State University of New York at Binghamton. She is on the staff of the Wail Coffee House in Beverly, Massachusetts, and will be participating in Beverly's Poetry in the Park series. She is currently at work on a novel.
Dominic Aquila received his B.A. from the Juilliard School, the M.B.A. from New York University, and is currently completing his Ph.D. in history at the University of Rochester under Christopher Lasch. He is presently a mentor at the State University of New York at Empire State College. He is writing a biography of Paul Rosenfeld, an American art, music, and literary critics of the 1920s-1940s.
Mark Heard is a recording artist for Fingerprint Records and an independent producer. His latest album is Satellite Sky. A number of artists have recorded his songs including, most recently, Joan Baez. For further information about Fingerprint Records, write to: Box 834, Montrose, CA 91201. (508) 346-4577.
Elizabeth Jennings won the 1987 W.H. Smith Literary Award for her Collected Poems. Long associated with the "Movement" poets in Britain--including Kingsley Amis, Philip Larkin, and John Wain--Miss Jennings has published seventeen volumes of poetry. She lives in Oxford.
John Matthias teaches English at the University of Notre Dame, and has been a Visiting Fellow in Poetry at Clare College, Cambridge University. His six volumes of poetry include Bucyrus, Turns, Crossing, Northern Summer, and most recently, A Gathering of Ways. He is also the editor of David Jones: Man and Poet (National Poetry Foundation).
David Middleton is Distinguished Service Professor of English at Nicholls State University in Thibodeaux, Louisiana, and poetry editor of Classical Outlook. His first collection of poems, The Burning Fields, was published by Lousiana State University Press. His poems have appeared in The Southern Review, The Sewanee Review, and Wallace Stevens Journal.
Dan Wakefield is a novelist, screenwriter, and memoirist. His novels include Going All the Way and Starting Over. His spiritual autobiography, Returning, was followed by The Story of Your Life: Writing a Spiritual Autobiography. His latest book is New York in the Fifties. Creator of the acclaimed TV series, "James at Fifteen," Wakefield lives in Boston.
Tim Winton is an Australian who has won every major literary award offered in his country, including the Australian/Vogel Award and the Miles Franklin Award. Though he is only in his early thirties, he has published five novels, two collections of stories, and three children's books. He and his family live in a fishing village on the Western Australian coast.
Gregory Wolfe is the founder and co-editor of Image. His essays, articles, and reviews have appeared in many periodicals, including First Things, Crisis, National Catholic Register, and Modern Age.