Larry Fagin grew up in New York, Hollywood, and Europe. He began associating with poets and writers in 1957, meeting David Meltzer in Los Angeles, and Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, and Gregory Corso two years later in Paris. In 1962 he became part of the circle of poets around Jack Spicer in San Francisco, and befriended Michael McClure, Philip Whalen, and Robert Duncan. At the end of 1965 he traveled to London where he lived for two years and met his first wife, Joan Inglis. They returned to New York and settled in San Francisco for most of 1968. Clark Coolidge became a close friend. Returning to New York within the year, Fagin began editing Adventures in Poetry magazine and books, which featured most of the poets of the New York School. In 1975, with the dancer Barbara Dilley, he cofounded Danspace, the dance program at St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery; he was its artistic director for five years. Simultaneously, he taught writing at the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s and in 1976 joined the faculty of the Summer Writing Program at Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado. At Naropa he met and married the writer Susan Noel. In 1999 he began editing and publishing Sal Mimeo magazine, and in 2000, with Cris Mattison, he revived the Adventures in Poetry imprint. Fagin’s recent books are Dig & Delve (Granary Books, 1999), Complete Fragments (Cuneiform Press, 2012), and Eleven Poems for Philip Guston (Granary Books, 2016). He continues to edit and teach privately in Manhattan.
Barbara Fahrner (b. 1940) has been experimenting with book forms since 1979. Her work, like the large-scale installation "Kunstkammerprojekt," has been shown both privately and publicly in Germany, Holland, France, Switzerland, Britain, and America. She divides her time between Frankfurt and New York. Read more at https://www.fahrnerandfahrner.com/.
Aaron Fischer is a poet and bibliophile. He lives in Fort Lee, New Jersey and works in Manhattan. He is the former editor of Data Communications magazine and holds an MFA in writing from Columbia University. Read more at: www.forsitegroup.com/who_fischer.html.
Hermine Ford was born in New York City in 1939. She graduated from Antioch College spending one year as an undergraduate at Yale School of Art and Architecture. Solo exhibitions include: Artists Space (1976), two shows with Barbara Toll Gallery (1981 and 1986), Grant Selwyn Gallery (1997), Goya Girl Press and Gallery, Baltimore, MD,; (2003), "Two New Paintings," Norte Maar, Brooklyn, NY (2009).
Among many group shows, Ford collaborated on: "American Painting: The Eighties" curated by Barbara Rose (1979), Apex Art curated by Mary Heilmann (1995); Sigma Gallery, NYC (1997); "Strokes," Exit Art, NYC, curated by Elizabeth Murray (1999); Invitational at American Academy of Arts and Letters, Purchase Award (2000); "Material and Culture: The Work of Don Christensen and Hermine Ford" curated by Mary Heilmann, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY (2005); "Hermine Ford and John Newman," curated by Jason Andrew, Plattsburgh State Art Museum, Plattsburgh, NY (2007); "Old Dogs, New Tricks: Recent work by R. M. Fisher, Hermine Ford, John Newman," KS Art, NYC (2009); "Works on Paper," Danese Gallery, NYC ((2010), and "That Is Then. This is Now," curated by Irving Sandler and Robert Storr, Cue Art Foundation (2010).
Selected public collections include: Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Ak; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Gihon Foundation, Sante Fe, New Mexico; Hood Museum at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH; Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC; The New School for Social Research, New York, NY; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT.
She received a NY State Caps Grant in 1977. Explore more of her work at: https://www.hermineford.com/.
After graduating in English Literature, 1959, from Occidental College (California), Kathleen Fraser went to NYC to work as an editorial associate for Mademoiselle magazine, pursuing her poetic studies with Stanly Kunitz at The 92nd St. Y Poetry Center and, briefly, with Robert Lowell and Kenneth Koch at The New School. At this time, she began to meet a number of New York poets associated with Black Mountain, The Objectivists and the New York School. Among these poets, those to have most important influence on her work were Frank O'Hara, Barbara Guest and George Oppen. She later counted the works of Lorine Niedecker, Charles Olson and Basil Bunting as having a serious impact on her poetics. In 1964 she won the Frank O'Hara Poetry Prize and the American Academy's "Discovery Award." Other writing fellowships have included two NEA Poetry grants, in 1971 and 1978, and a Guggenheim Fellowship in poetry in 1981.
After seven years as a journalist—writing and editing—and the publication of her first book, Change of Address (Kayak, 1968), Fraser was invited to teach as a poet-in-residence for two years at the Iowa Writer's Workshop, where her university teaching career began. She taught, subsequently, in contemporary literature and writing programs at Reed College and at San Francisco State University where she remained as a Professor of Creative Writing through 1992. In her early years at SFSU, Fraser directed The Poetry Center and founded the American Poetry Archives.
From 1983–1991, Fraser published and edited "HOW(ever)", a journal focused on innovative writing by contemporary women and "erased" or neglected texts by Anglo/American modernist women writers, together with associate editors Frances Jaffer, Beverly Dahlen and Susan Gevirtz and contributing editors Carolyn Burke and Rachel Blau DuPlessis.
She has published numerous volumes of poems and two children's books, including What I Want (1974), Magritte Series (1977), New Shoes (1978), Each Next, narratives (1980), Something (even human voices) in the foreground, a lake (1984), Notes Preceding Trust (1987), When New Time Folds Up (1993) and WING (1995). il cuore : the heart - New & Selected Poems (1970-1995), was published in 1997 and her book of essays, Translating the Unspeakable: Poetry and the Innovative Necessity, in 2001. Fraser splits her time between San Francisco and Rome. She is married to the philosopher/playwright Arthur Bierman.
Brad Freeman is an artist who utilizes photography, language, and the available print technologies to produce his editioned artist books. His work derives meaning from the chaotic intersections of the personal and public spheres that we all traverse. Freeman's artist books are collected internationally. He founded JAB, the Journal of Artists' Books (ISSN 1085-1461), in 1994 in order to provide a forum for raising the level of critical discourse about the field.
Ed Friedman (b. 1950), author of nine books of poetry and prose, became active in the Lower East Side poetry community in the early 1970s, when he moved to New York after graduating from the University of California at San Diego (B.A. Literature and Poetry). From 1972 to 1974, with Bernadette Mayer, Friedman co-edited the magazine Unnatural Acts. He has written plays produced by the Kitchen and the Eye & Ear Theater and has played and sung for several bands. His books include Mao and Matisse (1995), Drive Through the Blue Cylinders, and The Funeral Journal (both 2002). From 1987 to 2003, he served as Artistic Director of the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church, where he curated the Wednesday Night Series and edited The World literary magazine. Friedman, who grew up in Los Angeles, lives in New York. Read more at: www.woodlandpattern.org/poems/ed_friedman01.shtml
Felix Furtwängler (b. 1954), German painter and printmaker, attended the Art School Alsterdamm in Hamburg. He has published internationally and shown work in America and Europe. Furtwängler lives in Dietratried, Germany. Read more at: www.centerforbookarts.org/archivedev/bio.asp?artistID=593
Philip Gallo started The Hermetic Press in 1965 as a press devoted to printing concrete and visual poetry of his own design. Many of these books are now in major collections including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and Walker Art Center, among others. Gallo was also closely associated with Granary Books in their start-up years, and for ten years he was their principal typographer/printer, occasionally collaborating as printer until as late as 2016. Over the last fifteen years he has collaborated extensively with the book artist, Harriet Bart. In addition to his work as a private printer/typographer/book artist (Gallo has also worked in the trade, off and on for fifty years, as both a silkscreen printer and an advertising typographer) he has published three chapbooks of poems, one entirely about the craft of printing, A Printer’s Dozen. Biography courtesy of Ugly Duckling Presse; read more about Gallo at: http://hermeticpress.blogspot.com/.
Elaina Ganim is a writer and artist with a penchant for artists' books.
Max Gimblett (b. 1935) was born in Auckland, New Zealand. His artwork is in the collections of many of the world's leading museums including The Museum of Modern Art, The Guggenheim Museum, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Getty Research Institute, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, The Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki, The Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waishetu, The Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, and The Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.
He is represented by the Gary Snyder Gallery in New York. In New Zealand he is represented by Gow Langsford Gallery. Read more at: https://www.maxgimblett.com/.
Michael Gizzi, poet and editor, was born in Schenectady, New York and studied writing with Keith Waldrop at Brown University (BA. and MFA). After working for seven years as a tree surgeon in southeastern New England, Gizzi settled in the Berkshires, where he collaborated with Clark Coolidge and organized poetry readings at Melville's Arrowhead and Simon's Rock, Bard College. Gizzi, who edited the Profile Series for Hard Press in West Stockbridge, has published ten books of poetry. Read more at: www.cultureport.com/newhp/catalog/gizzi.html.
Kenneth Goldsmith (b. 1961), artist, poet, and critic, was born in New York and attended the Rhode Island School of Design (BFA Sculpture, 1984). A pioneer force in internet poetics, Goldsmith is founder and editor of UbuWeb Visual, Concrete + Sound Poetry (ubu.com), an independent, online archive of ethnopoetics and the avant-garde. His recent work in performance-based poetry, Fidget (2000), records every movement his body made on Bloomsday, 1997.
Goldsmith's artwork has been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world, and since transitioning to poetry, he has published eight books, including the recent Day (2003) and Weather (2005). He hosts a weekly radio show on Freeform Radio WFMU (wfmu.org) in New York City, where he lives with his wife, artist Cheryl Donegan, and their son.
Nada Gordon (b. 1964) was born in Oakland, California and graduated from San Francisco State University's Creative Writing Program at age 20. At the University of California Berkeley, Gordon wrote her MA thesis on Bernadette Mayer. In 1988, two years after graduating from Berkeley, she moved to Tokyo, Japan, where she taught English, wrote textbooks, and sang in a band. After traveling around Asia and Europe and co-editing the journal AYA, Gordon returned to the United States. Her books include More Hungry (1985) and in 2001, Foreignn Bodie, Are Not Our Lowing Heifers Sleeker Than Night-Swollen Mushrooms, and Swoon with Gary Sullivan. She lives in Brooklyn.
From the poet: My name is Whitney Griffin, Whit for short. I've written several books, among them We Who Saw Everything (Cultural Society) and Extramission (Lunar Chandelier Collective). I'm originally from the South, but have bounced all over the country and currently reside along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. In my twenties I was an intern for the Jargon Society, living with and working for Jonathan Williams and Tom Meyer. My time with Jonathan and Tom has proven immensely valuable to me. Another important mentor for me was Ted Enslin, who from my first meeting with him invoked the mantra, "If you are true to the Work, the Work will be true to you."
It is my belief that there is an intelligent agent / an occult agency behind serendipitous discoveries. That an invisible creative essence, the Living Poem itself, chooses which texts to place before me, out of which I give shape / a tangible body to It. My work is a collaboration with archives / libraries / texts. I believe that my work is an outer manifestation of an inner unfolding. I am fascinated with the intersection of the spiritual and the poetic, each fueling and furthering the other. The transmission of gnosis - the knowledge / awareness that we are all divine, all connected in a web of consciousness - we carry forward the myth, we work with spirits to evolve and move the stories onward. We are engaged in a mystery that never stops unfolding.
Mimi Gross, painter, sculptor, and costume designer, was born in New York City and attended Bard College. She has shown her work in dozens of solo and group exhibitions since the late 1950s. Publications across the U.S. have reviewed her work, which is featured in public collections nationally and internationally, from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Jewish Museum in New York City to the Nagoya Museum of Art in Japan.
Gross has taught at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Rhode Island School of Design, SUNY Purchase, and other colleges. Her awards include visual arts grants from the American Academy & Institute of Arts and Letters, the National Endowment for Arts, and New York State Council on the Arts. Since the late 1970s, she has designed sets and costumes for Douglas Dunn & Dancers and since the early 1960s, has collaborated prolifically in film and multimedia installations with the artist Red Grooms. In 2002, the Salander-O'Reilly Gallery, New York, featured her show "Charm of the Many." Gross lives and works in New York City. Listen at http://writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/x/Gross.php.
David M. Guss is a poet, translator, editor, folklorist, and anthropologist who has lived and worked in various parts of Latin America. He is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Tufts University.
Philip Guston, born Phillip Goldstein (June 27, 1913 – June 7, 1980), was a painter and printmaker in the New York School, an art movement that included many abstract expressionists like Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning. In the late 1960s Guston helped to lead a transition from abstract expressionism to neo-expressionism in painting, abandoning so-called "pure abstraction" in favor of more representational, cartoonish renderings of various personal situations, symbols and objects. He is known to the world for his cartoonish paintings of an existential, lugubrious nature that used a limited palette and were created in the period after 1968. Moreover, he was a lecturer and teacher at a number of universities and so he is also regarded for his words and teachings, collected in the book Philip Guston: Collected Writings, Lectures, and Conversations (Documents of Twentieth-Century Art).
Alan Halsey (b. 1949) is a poet, artist, publisher, and specialist book dealer. He ran The Poetry Bookshop in Hay-on-Wye from 1979 to 1997, and now operates West House Books from Sheffield where he lives with his wife, poet Geraldine Monk.
Galloping Dog Press published his first book, Yearspace, in 1979 and at about the same time he began his long association with Glenn Storhaug's Five Seasons Press. Early experiments with cross-genre work led to the large-scale collage "The Text of Shelley's Death" (Five Seasons, 1995) and the prose-poem/essay A Robin Hood Book (West House, 1996). Since the mid-1990s he has been engaged in a number of collaborative works, including Fit To Print with Karen Mac Cormack (Coach House, 1998) and Days of '49 with Gavin Selerie (West House, 1999). Much of his recent work has been text-graphic: Dante's Barber Shop, a "film treatment" of De Vulgari Eloquentia, appeared from West House in 2001, and Memory Screen was exhibited at the Bury Text Festival in 2005. He provided graphic interventions for Tony Baker's translation of Blaise Cendrars's "Prose of the Trans-siberian" and contributed the graphics to Kelvin Corcoran's Your Thinking Tracts or Nations and Gavin Selerie's Le Fanu's Ghost. Quaoar (West House, 2006) records, in poetry and graphics, his journey to the twelfth planet with Ralph Hawkins and Kelvin Corcoran.
He has written short studies of David Jones, Clark Coolidge, Bill Griffiths, and Thomas Lovell Beddoes. His edition of Death's Jest-Book (West House & Beddoes Society, 2003) is the first single-volume publication of the later version of Beddoes's masterwork. With Geraldine Monk he made a recording of Beddoes's Poems & Songs for the Beddoes Society in 2000. Read more at: www.westhousebooks.co.uk/
Walter Hamady (1940–2019) was an American artist, book designer, papermaker, poet, and teacher. He is especially known for his innovative efforts in letterpress printing, bookbinding, and papermaking. In the mid-1960s, he founded The Perishable Press Limited and the Shadwell Papermill, and soon after joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he taught for more than thirty years. Read more at the American Craft Council.
The visual artist Duncan Hannah (b. 1952) was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and attended Bard College (1971) and the Parson's School of Design (1973). His work, influenced by mid-century cinema and the landscapes of pre-war England, has been shown in New York, Miami, and Minneapolis. Numerous public and corporate collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Chase Bank Manhattan, and Reader's Digest, have acquired his work.
Julie Harrison has been a "crossover" artist for more than 25 years, moving between video performance, painting, installation, computers, and books. Recognizing the importance of collaborative process at an early point in her career, Harrison co-founded Machine Language, a video art group. Later, through her own company Julie Harrison Productions, she produced and directed video art, documentaries, and art educational videos. These have aired on PBS nationwide and were featured in festivals such as the Toronto Film Festival, The World-Wide Video Festival in The Hague, and Video Roma in Italy.
Harrison has received numerous honors, including a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and the GoldApple/1st Prize from the Athens Film and Video Festival. She is founding director of the new Arts & Technology program at Stevens Institute in Hoboken, New Jersey and creative consultant for Granary Books. Her work is represented and distributed by Granary Books, Women Make Movies, Kijkhuis (The Hague), and Video Out (Vancouver). She lives in New York City. Read more at https://www.julie-harrison.com/about.
Emily Erb Hartzell is a multimedia artist, whose work includes photography, artists books, video, multimedia, and drawings. She was curator of the multimedia shows At the Intersection of Cinema and Books and Woman on Earth at Granary Books Gallery in 1992. In 1994, she began collaborating with Nina Sobell on ParkBench, an interactive electronic artwork. She works as media-artist-in-residence in a number of New York City schools, initiating projects in Web design, multimedia animation, and video with elementary and middle school students. She graduated magna cum laude in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard University and received her MFA in Computer Art from the School of Visual Arts. Read more at: www.cat.nyu.edu/parkbench/about.html#bios and https://www.cat.nyu.edu/parkbench/Leonardo.html
Ric Haynes, artist, was raised in York, Pennsylvania. He has produced over 200 artist's books while teaching art and working as an expressive arts therapist, particularly for treatment of alcoholism. Drawn to the Crow Indian community in Montana, Haynes has participated in the Crow's annual reenactment of the Battle of Little Bighorn for the past seven years.
While in graduate school earning an MFA, Haynes has focused his iconography on Mesoamerican sources. In 2006, he returned to York for a solo exhibition of his work at the Bradley Academy of Visual Arts. He lives in Quincy, MA, a suburb of Boston. Read more at: www.centerforbookarts.org/archive/bio.asp?artistID=156
Lyn Hejinian (b. 1941), poet, essayist, and translator, was born in the San Francisco Bay area. Her published work—more than a dozen books of poetry, collaborative projects, and mixed media books—includes Writing is An Aid to Memory (1978), My Life (1980), and Sunflower (2000) with Jack Collom. Among her translations from Russian are two works by contemporary poet Arkadii Dragomoshchenko, Description (1990) and Xenia (1994). Hejinian received a Translation Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and has lectured extensively in Russia and Europe. Other honors include a writing fellowship from the California Arts Council and a grant from the Poetry Fund. In 2000, she was elected to the American Academy of Poets.
From 1976 to 1984, Hejinian was the editor of Tuumba Press and since 1981 she has co-edited Poetics Journal. With Travis Ortiz, Hejinian co-directs Atelos, a literary project commissioning and publishing cross-genre work by poets. Recently she co-edited The Best American Poetry 2004 with David Lehman. Hejinian lives in Berkeley, where she teaches at the University of California. Read more at: http://writing.upenn.edu/epc/authors/hejinian/.
Piero Heliczer (1937–1993) was born in Rome and became active in New York City's underground film scene in the late 1960s. After the young Heliczer played bit parts in a few commercial Italian films, his mother, a widow, moved the family to the United States in the late 1940s. Heliczer entered Harvard University in 1955 but moved two years later to Paris, where he established his imprint dead language press, publishing his own poetry and later, work by authors Anselm Hollo, Gregory Corso, Jack Smith, and others.
In the 1960s, Heliczer moved from Paris to London to New York, where he descended upon Andy Warhol's Factory, appearing in several Warhol films. Heliczer obtained his own camera by 1964 and began making experimental and sometimes controversial films. He shot silent footage and added sound by tape later, occasionally collaborating with live musicians on projects like The Launching of the Dream Weapon (1965) with the performers who later became The Velvet Underground. After several more active decades in the international underground filmmaking community, Heliczer settled in Normandy to run a small bookshop.
Eight years after his death, longtime friends and collaborators Gerard Malanga and Anselm Hollo co-edited Heliczer's lifetime poetic output as A Purchase in the White Botanica. Read more at: www.ubu.com/film/heliczer.html
While working at City Lights Books as the poet-publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti's assistant, Jan Herman founded Nova Broadcast Press and the little magazine San Francisco Earthquake (1967–1971), which published Beat, post-beat and Fluxus writers and artists. He was editor in chief of Something Else Press (1972–1974) and later covered the arts as a writer at three major metro dailies, the Chicago Sun-Times, the New York Daily News, and the Los Angeles Times, and as a senior editor at MSNBC.com. He is also the author of A Talent for Trouble, the biography of the Hollywood director William Wyler; the co-author with Weissner and Jürgen Ploog of Cut Up or Shut Up, a work of "cut-prose" fiction with an introduction by Burroughs; and Ticket to New Jersey, a portrait of Nelson Algren. He lives in New York City.
Fran Herndon has lived in the Bay Area since the late 1950s. She collaborated with Jack Spicer on the lithographs "Heads of Town up to the Aether" and on J magazine. Her sports collages have been published in Everything as Expected with text by Jim Herndon. In 2003, her work featured on a holiday broadside printed by the Rare Book Collection of the State University of New York at Buffalo. Recent exposure includes work in Five Fingers Review and a show at Canessa Park Gallery in San Francisco in 2005. Read more at: www.webdelsol.com/Double_Room/issue_six/Fran_Herndon.htm
J. Hoberman, senior film critic for The Village Voice, has served this famous New York weekly for almost three decades. His critical work has appeared in weekly columns, film journals, and a half dozen books of cultural criticism and historical inquiry. Beyond The Village Voice, Hoberman has published in Time Out NY, Film Quarterly, Cinema Scope, the Chicago Reader, and other publications.
A member of the New York Film Critics Circle, Hoberman maintains his own website, Chronicle of Passion. His recent books include The Dream Life: Movies, Media, and the Mythology of the Sixties (2005) and Entertaining America: Jews, Movies, and Broadcasting (2003) with Jeffrey Shandler. Hoberman teaches in the Humanities Division at Cooper Union in New York City, where he resides.
Anselm Hollo (1934–2013), the author of more than thirty books, was born in Helsinki, Finland and worked as a writer and Finnish translator in Germany, Austria, and London until the late 1960s. He has lived in the U.S. since 1967, publishing original poetry titles and teaching creative writing and literary translation at SUNY Buffalo, The University of Iowa, and other universities.
Hollo has translated fiction, plays, and poetry from the German, French, Swedish, and Finnish. For his translation of contemporary Finnish poet Pentii Saarikoski's Trilogy, Hollo received the 2004 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets. His other honors are a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, two grants from The Fund for Poetry, the Government of Finland's Distinguished Foreign Translator's Award, and others. In 1999 La Alameda Press published his collection of prose Caws & Causeries around Poetry and Poets. Hollo lived in Colorado, where he is Associate Professor in the Graduate Writing and Poetics Department at the Naropa Institute in Boulder. Read more at: http://writing.upenn.edu/epc/authors/hollo/.
Susan Howe (b. 1937), poet, scholar, and educator, was raised in New England. In both her poetry and prose, Howe has grappled with American literary history and myths of origin. Her poetry collections, which number more than a dozen, include Singularities (1990), Pierce-Arrow (1999), and The Midnight (2003). Books of criticism are My Emily Dickinson (1985) and The Birth-Mark: Unsettling the Wilderness in American Literary History (1993), named an "International Book of the Year" by the Times Literary Supplement.
A former Guggenheim Fellow (1996), Howe has received two American Book Awards from the Before Columbus Foundation. She was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1999 and elected Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets in 2000. Since 1989 she has been a professor of English at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where she is now the Samuel P. Capen Chair of Poetry and the Humanities. Susan Howe lives in Guilford, Connecticut.
Scholar and author Judd D. Hubert (1917–2016) received his PhD from Columbia University, where he met Renée Riese, who he married. Hubert has published almost ten books and over 75 articles, often collaborating with his scholar wife. Among his numerous honors are a Fulbright grant, a Guggenheim fellowship, and the Camargo Foundation Residence Fellowship. He served as a Professor Emeritus of French along with his wife at the University of California at Irvine. Read more here.
Renée Riese Hubert (1916–2005), French scholar and critic, studied art and writing in her native France and at Columbia University (PhD), where she met her husband, Judd D. Hubert. She published a number of books and over 175 scholarly articles in English and French. Among her works are Surrealism and the Book (1992) and Magnifying Mirrors: Women, Surrealism, and Partnership (1994). Hubert's awards include a Guggenheim fellowship, the senior National Endowment for the Humanites fellowship and the UC Panunzio Award. She served as a Professor Emerita of French and Comparative Literature, along with her husband, at University of California at Irvine until her death in 2005.
Edmond Jabès (1912–1991) was born into a Jewish-Italian family in Cairo, where he received a classical French colonial education. During the Suez Crisis (1956), Jabès fled to Paris, moving and writing in Francophone literary circles on the periphery of Surrealism. Influenced by philosophy and Jewish mysticism, Jabès began generating work with fragments, aphorism, dialogue, and commentaries.
Though he once described his work as "not belonging," Jabès received international recognition during his lifetime, including the Prix des Critiques (1972), the Grand Prix National de la Poésie, and commission as an officer in the Legion of Honor in 1986. Rosmarie Waldrop of Burning Deck Press has translated more than a dozen Jabès books into English. Among these are the seven-volume The Book of Questions (1976-1984), the three-volume The Book of Resemblances (1990-92), and The Book of Margins (1993). Read more at: http://writing.upenn.edu/epc/authors/jabes/.
Yvonne Jacquette (b. 1934), born in Pennsylvania and raised in Connecticut, studied painting at the Rhode Island School of Design (1952–1956). Her work, distinctive for its fascination with landscapes and jetscapes, has been exhibited in galleries nationwide and in shows at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and others. Her work in various permanent collections in the U.S. and abroad.
Jacquette was a visiting artist and painting instructor at the University of Pennsylvania from 1972 to 1976. In the interim, from 1975 to 1978, she taught at Parsons School of Design in New York City. She taught at the Graduate School of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania from 1979 to 1984 and has been a visiting critic at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Graduate School since 1991. She was honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1990. She divides her time between Maine and New York City. Read more at: www.stewartstewart.com/artists/jacquette_yvonne/index.html.
Pierre Joris (b. 1946), poet, teacher, and translator, has lived in the United States, Great Britain, France, and North Africa since leaving his native Luxembourg in 1964. Working in English, French, and German, Joris has published over 20 books and chapbooks of poetry, including Winnetou Old (1994) and h.j.r. (1999). He co-edited, with Jerome Rothenberg, the two-volume anthology Poems for the Millennium: The University of California Book of Modern and Postmodern Poetry (1998). Their 1994 collaboration pppppp: Selected Writings of Kurt Schwitters won the 1994 PEN Center USA West Literary Award for Translation.
Joris has published numerous translations into English and French, from authors Paul Celan and Edmond Jabès, to Habib Tengour and Gregory Corso. For his translation of Celan's Lightduress, Joris received the 2005 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation. As reader and performance artist, Joris has worked with the singer and artist Nicole Peyrafitte in New York and abroad. They live with their son Miles in New York; Joris has been teaching Poetry and Poetics in Albany, New York since 1992. In 2003, Joris published his first collection of critical essays, A Nomad Poetics. Read more at: www.pierrejoris.com/ and https://www.albany.edu/~joris/.
John Jurayj (b. 1968) received his BA in Architecture from Washington University and his MFA from Bard College. His work has appeared in New York and nationwide group exhibitions for over a decade. In 2000, Jurayj had his first solo exhibition, "White Room," at the non-profit gallery White Columns in New York City. Read more at: http://www.johnjurayj.com/john-jurayj/10-2/bio/.