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Laura Moriarty was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, grew up on Cape Cod in Massachusetts and has lived in Northern California since 1966. She attended Sacramento State University and the University of California at Berkeley in the 70s. She was married to the poet Jerry Estrin until his death in 1993. She was the Archives Director for the Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives at San Francisco State University from 1986-1997. She received a Poetry Center Book Award in 1984 for Persia.
She has taught at Mills College, and Naropa University, among other places, and is Deputy Director of Small Press Distribution. She has a step-daughter and is married to Nick Robinson and happily lives near SPD.
Her books include: Two Cross Seizings (Sombre Reptiles), 1980), Persia (Chance Additions, 1983), Rondeaux (Roof, 1990), like roads (Kelsey St. Press, 1990), Duse (Coincidence press, 1987, reprinted by paradigm press, 2000), L’Archiviste (Zasterlie, 1991), Symmetry (Avec, 1994), The Case (O Books, 1999), Cunning, a short novel (Spuyten Duyvil, 2000), Spicer's City (Poetry New York, 2000), nude memoir (Krupskaya, 2000), Self-Destruction (Post-Apollo Press, 2005), Ultravioleta (Atelos, 2006), An Air Force (Hooke Press, 2007), A Semblance: Selected Poetry 1975-2006, (forthcoming from Omnidawn, 2007)
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|Mary Burger is a writer, editor, and publisher. Her books include Sonny (Leon Works, 2005), The Boy Who Could Fly (Second Story Books, 2002), Thin Straw That I Suck Life Through (Melodeon, 2000), Eating Belief (pamphlet, Belladonna Books, 2000), Nature's Maw Gives and Gives (Duration Press, 1999), and Bleeding Optimist (Xurban, 1995). Her work is included in An Anthology of New (American) Poets (Talisman, 1998) and Technolgies of Measure: A Celebration of Bay Area Women Writers (Small Press Traffic/Yerba Buena Center, 2002), and numerous small-press publications, including Aufgabe, Bombay Gin, Chain, Explosive, Five Fingers Review, Kenning, nocturnes, Shark, syllogism, Tinfish, Van Gogh's Ear, and others.
She is co-editor of the anthology Biting the Error: Writers Explore Narrative, and of Narrativity, an online forum for theoretical writing on narrative. She edits Second Story Books, featuring cross-genre works of innovative narrative. From 1994-1999, she was co-editor of Proliferation, a journal of innovative writing. She lives in Oakland, CA.
Most publications mentioned here are available through Small Press Distribution.
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Dodie Bellamy is a novelist, nonfiction author, journalist and editor, known for her non-traditional use of sexuality, politics, and narrative experimentation. Her work is frequently associated with that of Dennis Cooper, Kathy Acker, and Eileen Myles.
A native of Hammond, Indiana and educated at Indiana University, Bellamy has taught creative writing at many educational institutions, including the San Francisco Art Institute, Mills College, UC Santa Cruz, University of San Francisco, and Cal Arts. She served for five years as director of the writing laboratory in San Francisco - Small Press Traffic, and has led a private prose workshop since the early 90s. Bellamy also lectures in the Creative Writing Department of San Francisco State University and is an associate faculty member in the MFA program at Antioch Los Angeles. (More from wikipedia.org/)
Her books include, Pink Steam (Suspect Thoughts, 2004), Fat Chance (Nomados 2003), Cunt-Ups (Tender Buttons 2001), The Letters of Mina Harker (Hard Press 1998), Hallucinations (Meow Press 1997), Feminine Hijinx (Hanuman Books, 1990), Real: The Letters of Mina Harker and Sam D'Allesandro (Talisman House 1994).