BRENDA RICHES lives in Saskatoon, is married and has three children. Egg's The Travelling Companions (25 3/8" x 30 1/8") is in the City Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham. Reproduced from Victorian Painting, ed. Graham Reynolds (Macmillan, N.Y.:1966).
GEORGE BOWERING ("a former poet now writing stories") has new books coming out soon: Protective Footwear, stories from McClelland & Stewart and A Short Sad Book: A Novel, from Talonbooks. George edited Red Lane's Letters From Geeksville for Caledonia Writing Series (1976) — an intense and unforgettable book.
MARTIN AVERY lives in Toronto. His fiction has previously appeared in The English Quarterly, direction, Freefall, and the Bracebridge Herald-Gazette.
DON AUSTIN was born in Newfoundland three years before Joey "dragged it kicking and screaming into the 20th century." He began writing when he was ten or eleven by supplying new lyrics to the popular song "Battle of New Orleans" and "hasn't looked back since."
BARRIE JONES moved to Vancouver in 1965 from Ottawa. He was among the first graduates of UBC's BFA course and now is studio technician for the program. When he travels he always takes a hockey stick, goalie mask and Montreal Canadiens' sweater so that he can be photographed as a Canadian "cultural investigator" in the countries he visits. Some documentation of this activity will shortly appear in This Magazine (Toronto).
ARTIE GOLD lives in Montreal most of the time. The poems in this issue were written during a stay in Vancouver this summer and form a collection called B.C. Trys. Other poems from this work will be published in Repository
MICHAEL DAVIDSON lives in San Diego and teaches at UCSD, where he is also the Director of the Archive for New Poetry. Sand Dollar Press has published two books by Davidson: Mutabilities and Two Views of Pears. Other sections from The News appeared in Gnome Baker I.
BETH JANKOLA is a practising, published, performing poet from Burnaby, B.C. THE WAY I SEE IT was published by Intermedia Press in 1974.
MARTIN JENSEN works at a local fine press. He wrote his first poems in English classes, aged 12, and then discovered Olson, Pound, Williams, etc. "If Live" derives from the premature deaths of father and brother, and "a perhaps mistaken reading of Rilke, Ouspensky and A. N. Whitehead."
DAVID PHILLIPS. These poems were part of a reading Phillips gave at Capilano College in March of this year. They are part of a collection entitled Love, Work and Friendship, to be published soon by Oolichan Books. He lives in North Vancouver.
JOHN PASS teaches at Capilano College. The B.C. poems are from Lure, which will be published by the Caledonia Writing Series, and "The Proximity" is from Dedications. Works from Blossom, an Accompaniment appeared in the recent issues of B.C. Monthly and Repository.
BOB ROSE now lives and works on Whidbey Island in Washington, from which vantage point he co-edits B.C. Monthly, does carpentry work, writes, and holds big summer parties. He has nearly completed a major work on Michael McClure.
LOIS REDMAN was born and lives in Vancouver. She worked as a room clerk at a ski resort, a legal secretary, an accountant, an insurance clerk and a self-employed dressmaker before she decided to return to school full-time in 1975. At present she is working part-time as a typesetter and is a Creative Writing student at Capilano College. These poems are her first publication.
SHELLEY ROBERTS, 26, was born in Vancouver. She has worked as a bookseller, waitress, reporter, and last year, Editorial Assistant for The Capilano Review. This is her first published poetry.
TOM GRAFF came to Vancouver in 1969. Trained as a singer, he became an artist with a special interest in the Theatre Piece after being introduced to its practice by John Cage and Gathie Falk. He soon became known in his own right in this difficult medium involving choreographed movement, sound and visual material. Graff is also a curator of exhibitions (notably Hey Diddle Diddle, Burnaby Art Gallery, Christmas, 1976) and designer/author (with Alfred Siemens) of books on music. He is currently preparing St. Mark for the Legatoria Piazzesi, Venice.
GLADYS HINDMARCH began writing her boat stories, based on her experiences as a mess girl and cook on coastal freighters, in 1967. When they are completed, which she hopes will be this year, they will be published by Talonbooks. In the past two years she has read at Yellowknife, Nanaimo, Castlegar, San Jose and Vancouver. She has two books in print — A Birth Account (New Star Books) and The Peter Stories (Coach House Press). "Just Because These Words" follows "Zeballos, B.C.," the boat story which appeared in The Capilano Review #4.
GREG HOLLINGSHEAD teaches Eighteenth-Century Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Alberta, Edmonton. He writes short stories while working on his third novel to date.
TOM BURROWS has lived in B.C. since the early 60's and became a sculptor after graduating from UBC. For several years he taught Fine Arts at UBC. He was an important participant in the Mud Flats community on the beach off Dollarton Highway until it was demolished through community pressure. He now lives on Homby Island, B.C.
BARRY COGSWELL was born in England in 1939. He studied pottery at the Hammersmith School of Art in London. Two years after his emigration to Canada, in 1971, he began to make sculpture. His work has been exhibited at the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Burnaby Art Gallery and, most recently, at the Pender Street Gallery and SFU. He is participating in a sculpture symposium. Wood Sculpture of the Americas, this summer in West Vancouver. He is currently working on Single Columns, for the Vancouver Art Gallery show From This Point of View: 60 B.C. Painters, Sculptors, Photographers, Graphic and Video Artists in September 1977.
MICHAEL RUMAKER lives in South Nyack, N.J. His first new published story in a long time, "A Night at the Movies," is in Issue No. 1 of periodics, a new Vancouver prose magazine edited by Daphne Marlatt and Paul de Barros. Rumaker also has three long poems in the recent issue of St. Andrews Review, and Credences will be publishing his lengthy reminiscence "Robert Duncan in San Francisco." "Crow Dog and Black Elk" first appeared in Bezoar. (periodics is $3.00 per issue, 4/$10, Box 69375, Postal Station K, Vancouver V5K 4W6.) We hear that Crow Dog is now out of prison, on parole.
SID MARTY was raised in Alberta, educated in Montreal. He has worked as a Park Warden for most of the last ten years. His first book, Headwaters, was published by McClelland and Stewart in 1973. Sid says: "For the past two years I have been working on a kind of autobiographical book on the life of a Park Warden, an attempt to punch out the limits between fiction and non-fiction. What I'm basically trying to do, is tell the truth and pay off a mortgage at the same time. It is proving to be impossible." He presently lives in Canmore, Alberta, and works in the Stoney Creek backcountry area of Banff National Park.
KEN GATHERS was born in 1951 in Ladysmith, B.C., where he lives and works in a mill. He has published poetry in The Tamarack Review and in Skookum Wawa, and has one book recently published by Oolichan Press: Images on Water.
MARK MADOFF was born in Detroit, raised in Windsor, and is now living in Sidney, B.C. He has had two books published, both of them poem series: Paper Nautilus (1973) and The Patient Renfield (1976). Poems have appeared in 3c Pulp and Canadian Poetry Annual 1976. More Sulphurous Poems will be included in 3c Pulp, an Anthology of Subversive Writings, coming out this spring. He is currently working on a poetic memoir of his great-uncle, tentatively entitled Max and the Bees.
ELIZABETH HAY lives and writes in Yellowknife, N.W.T. Her work appeared in Issue No. 7. "jazz" is from a series called "More White."
PAUL KAHN has been living in the Boston area for the past 4 years. Currently he is working on a collection of new writing and some critical essays, and co-editing the monthly newsletter-magazine, BEZOAR. Tuumba Press in Berkeley will be publishing his January, a poem-in-parts, as part of their Second Series of chapbooks this year.
DEBORAH CHASSLER has been dancing and teaching Release Technique in the Boston area since 1975. Previously she taught at the University of Rochester, MoMing in Chicago and Darlington College in England. In addition to the Boston performance of "Changing Faces" with Paul Kahn, she toured the eastern U.S. with trombonist/ composer James Fulkerson this past winter, improvising music and dance within the structures of Fulkerson's "C.S. #1".
RONNIE TESSLER is still pursuing her interest in the Rodeo (lately in Calgary), and works on the North Shore as a free-lance photographer. Wedding in August was originally shot in colour in The Butchart Gardens. The groom wore red running shoes.
TOD GREENAWAY, who does regular assignments for The Capilano Review, is a free-lance photographer working out of his home in Vancouver. He is currently working on a series of family portraits of the inhabitants of his Chinatown co-operative condominium.