ROBIN BLASER, in company with Jack Spicer and Robert Duncan, helped bring into being a poetry known and revered as that of the "San Francisco School." Over the years he has published numerous works, including Pell Mell (1988), and in 1993 he brought together all the elements of his poetry in The Holy Forest (Coach House Press). Robin lives in Vancouver. Here he replies to Colin Browne, continuing the correspondence begun in TCR 2:17/18.
LEE ANN BROWN received the New American Poetry Prize for her book Polyverse published in 1996 by Sun & Moon Press. She lives in New York City.
GRANT BUDAY lives in East Vancouver. His most recent book, Monday Night Man (Anvil Press), was a finalist in the 1996 City of Vancouver Book Award. "White Lung" is the opening chapter of a novel.
MARK GRADY is 45 and feeling it. He was born in Liverpool, England, which seems a long long way away.
He continues to pursue Art.
MARGARET GUNNING is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in a wide variety of B.C. and national publications. She contributes book reviews frequently to the Vancouver Sun's weekend supplement, Saturday Review. Her poetry has won awards from the Edmonton Journal and the Salmon Arm Sonnet Competition and has been published in Prism International, blue buffalo, and Peter Gzowski's New Morningside Papers.
H. JUNE HUTTON teaches and writes in Vancouver. She read part of this story aloud at the first annual Literary Blues Night at the Yale. This is her second appearance in TCR.
K.D. MILLER'S stories have appeared in The Capilano Review, Writ, The McGill Street Magazine and The New Quarterly. Her first collection of stories, A Litany in Time of Plague, was published in 1994 by The Porcupine's Quill. She is currently working on a second collection which will include "Missing Person."
ANN ROSENBERG is a Vancouver critic, curator and art history instructor who worked at Capilano College for 17 years. She is a former visual media editor of The Capilano Review who now serves on the board and smokes her face off when volunteering at casino nights to benefit TCR. She has been following Mark Grady's work since "The Small Museum" show at the Contemporary Art Gallery in 1990 and exhibited his work in several venues in "The Spectacular State: Fascism and the Modern Imagination" show in 1995.
ANDREW VAISIUS's poetry has appeared in over twenty-five journals and magazines across Canada. He reviews poetry regularly for Prairie Fire, and most recently Event. Flat Singles Press (Toronto) published his chapbook, But The Fools Got In The Way. He is also a child care worker at an inner city day care centre in Winnipeg.