E.F. Dyck received his Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba in 1988. He has published several books of poetry including Odpoems, Pisscat Songs, Apostrophes to Myself; his forthcoming book will be titled Genuflexions. He currently teaches English at Red Deer College, Red Deer Alberta.
Stephen Scobie is a professor of English at the University of Victoria. His publication credits include Leonard Cohen, McAlmon's Chinese Opera (for which he received a Governor-General's Award), Signature Event Cantext, and Alias Bob Dylan.
Norman Ravvin is completing a Ph.D. at the University of Toronto on the treatment of the Holocaust in Canadian and American novels. His novel, Café des Westens, was published by Red Deer College Press (1991). He has published articles on Philip Roth, Bruno Schulz and Edgar Allan Poe.
Nicole Markotic is a writer and editor from Calgary, Alberta. Her work has appeared in the journals Open Letter, Prairie Fire, and absinthe, and she co-edits disOrientation chapbooks. She has just completed her M.A. at the University of Manitoba and is currently working on her Ph.D. at the University of Calgary.
Paul Nonnekes teaches sociology at Red Deer College in Red Deer, Alberta. His theoretical interests are in critical theory and psychoanalysis and his research interest, at the present time, lies in the social and literary construction of male desire.
Joan Crate is a writer and English instructor currently residing in Red Deer, Alberta. She has published two books: Breathing Water and Pale as Real Ladies. Her poetry and short stories have also been anthologized in The Road Home and Literature in English: Writers and Styles From Anglo Saxon Times to the Present.
Clint Burnham recently completed a Ph.D. at York University. He has published articles on contemporary Canadian poetry and Marxist theory, and his reviews, poetry, and fiction have appeared in a number of Canadian magazines. He is also contributing editor to Paragraph magazine and recently co-edited a special issue of Open Letter.
Charlene Diehl-Jones is a professor of Canadian literature at the University of St Jerome's College in Waterloo, Ontario. Mapping the blurred boundary between text and music is one of her perpetual fascinations. Her monograph, Fred Wah, will be published in 1994 as part of the Canadian Writers and Their Works series.
Winfried Siemerling completed a Ph.D. at the University of Toronto in 1991. His book, Discoveries of the Other: Alterity in the Work of Leonard Cohen, Hubert Aquin, Michael Ondaatje, and Nicole Brossard will be published early in 1994.
Fred Wah is a writer and editor from Calgary, Alberta. He currently teaches at the University of Calgary and is a contributing editor to Open Letter. He received a Governor-General's Award in 1986 for his collection of poetry, Waiting For Saskatchewan. His most recent collection is Alley Alley Home Free (Red Deer College Press, 1992).
Ira B. Nadel is a Professor of English at the University of British Columbia. He is editor of The Letters of Ezra Pound to Alice Corbin Henderson; co-editor of Gertrude Stein and The Making of Literature; and the author of Biography: Fiction, Fact & Form, Joyce and The Jews, Culture and Texts, and articles on Leonard Cohen, James Joyce, Ezra Pound and Queen Victoria.
Birk Sproxton is a writer and teacher at Red Deer College. He has published a long poem, Headframe, and he is the editor of Sounds Assembling: The Poetry of Bertram Brooker and Trace: Prairie Writers on Writing. He has also published articles on Bertram Brooker and Isabella Valancy Crawford's Malcolm's Katie.