Contributors to Poetry Salzburg Review P

MICHAEL PALMER received the Shelley Award in April 2001. His most recent book of poetry is Promises of Glass (New Directions, 2000). His many other books include At Passages, Sun, First Figure, Notes for Echo Lake, The Danish Notebook, Without Music, The Circular Gates, Blake's Newton. New Directions recently published The Lion Bridge: Selected Poems 1972-1995. Palmer lives in San Francisco, California. [PSR 2]

DANIELE PANTANO is a Swiss poet, translator, critic, and editor born of Sicilian and German parentage in Langenthal (Canton of Berne). His poems, essays, and reviews, as well as his translations from the German by Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Robert Walser, and Georg Trakl, have appeared or are forthcoming in Jacket, Versal, and The Cortland Review. His next books, The Oldest Hands in the World (a collection of poems), The Possible Is Monstrous: Selected Poems by Friedrich Dürrenmatt, and The Collected Works of Georg Trakl, are forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press, New York. Pantano has taught at the University of South Florida and served as the Visiting Poet-in-Residence at Florida Southern College. He divides his time between Switzerland, the United States, and England, where he's Senior Lecturer and Director of Creative Writing at Edge Hill University. [PSR 18]

YOLANDA PANTIN (born in Caracas, 1954) studied letters at the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello. She was associated with the women poets known as "generación78" and was a member of the "Tráfico" group. She was one of the founders of the Editorial Pequeña Venecia and of the Casa de la Poesía, and has won many poetry prizes. In 2004 she was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship. She is the author of ten books of poetry; her work was collected in Poesía reunida 1981-2002 (Otero ediciones, Caracas, 2004). She has also published children's books. [PSR 17]

IAN PARKS was born in 1959 and was one of the Poetry Society New Poets in 1996. He has taught Creative Writing at the universities of Sheffield, Hull, Oxford and Leeds. His collections include Shell Island (Waywiser, 2006), The Landing Stage (Lapwing, 2010), The Cage (2008), and Love Poems 1979-2009 (2009; both Flux Gallery Press). His poems have appeared in Poetry Review, The Observer, London Magazine, The Independent on Sunday, The Liberal, and Stand. His pamphlet, A Paston Letter, was published by Rack Press in 2010. His monographs on Shelley, Auden and Robert Graves were published by the English Association. [PSR 18]

MARIO DOMÍNGUEZ PARRA (Alicante, 1972) is a Spanish poet, translator and essayist. His first book of poems, Apolonía, was published in 2006 (Canary Islands, Ediciones Idea). He has translated poems and prose pieces by Modern Greek, Irish, Spanish, British and U.S. authors. As a translator, he has published three books: N. G. Lykomitros's Ιχνηλάτες του τέλους (Rastreadores del fin, Ediciones Idea, 2011), James Joyce's Shorter Writings (Escritos breves, Madrid, Ediciones Escalera, 2012) and Maureen Alsop's Apparition Wren (Reyezuelo aparición, Ediciones Idea, 2012). [PSR 18] [PSR 19] [PSR 21]

BEN PASSIKOFF is a retired engineer returned to his first love: poetry. His pursuits are Bach, poetry and survival. His work has appeared in many magazines, among them The Quarterly Review of Literature, Harvard Review, Texas Review, Atlanta Review, Orbis, and Poetry International. [PSR 6]

RICARDO PAU-LLOSA (born in 1954 in Havana, Cuba) is a Cuban-American poet, art critic, and scholar. In 1960 he fled Cuba. He graduated from Belén Jesuit Preparatory High School in Miami in 1971, and went on to major in English Literature at various universities. His third book of poems, Cuba (Carnegie Mellon UP, 1993) was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Parable Hunter (Carnegie Mellon UP, 2008) is his sixth collection. [PSR 19]

EDWARD D. PAUL, born in Hammond, Indiana, was a composer and country singer in his twenties. As "Entertainment Specialist" for the US Army, he wrote and performed in traveling special service shows. He received his M.A. from Boston University. For over 30 years, he was US School administrator in France, Italy and Germany. He is retired with his German-Italian wife in Bavaria. His poems have appeared in Southern Indiana Review, Orbis, Poetry Nottingham, among others. His first book of poems is entitled The One-Piece Tangerine Skin (Libri, 2003). [PSR 7]

JAMES PEAKE was born in Wimbledon and educated at Bristol University and Trinity College, Dublin. His poems have appeared in numerous maga¬zines including The Reader, Agenda, shadowtrain, Horizon, and Succour, for whom he subsequently became London editor. He is a reader for Burnside Review and has worked for many years in trade publishing. [PSR 21]

ROBERT PEAKE is a British-American poet living near London. He studied poetry at U.C. Berkeley and in the MFA in Writing program at Pacific University, Oregon. His poems appeared in Iota, Magma, North American Review, Poetry International, and Rattle. Poetry Salzburg published his pamphlet The Silence Teacher in 2013. His debut full-length collection The Knowledge is forthcoming in early 2015 from Nine Arches Press. [PSR 22] [PSR 26]

BRIAN LOUIS PEARCE was born in London in 1933, of Baptist parents. Married and living in Twickenham, he is a former college librarian. His books of fiction include London Clay (Stride, 1991), Tribal Customs, Victoria Hammersmith (Stride, 1987), St Zacchs, and The Goldhawk Variations. Collections of poetry: Leaving the Corner (1992), Gwen John Talking (1996) and Jack o' Lent (all Stride, 1991). His play The Widow of Gozo is based on the life of Barbara Greene. Poetry Salzburg have published Thames Listener: Poems 1949-89 (1993), The Proper Fuss (poetry with essay and checklist, 1996) and Varieties of Fervour (1996), lectures on the Victorian poets given at the National Portrait Gallery, London. A play on the life of Coventry Patmore and a study of Jack Clemo's poetry are in the press. [PSR 4]

STEVEN PELCMAN is a writer of poetry and short stories. He has been published in a number of magazines including The Windsor Review, Paris/Atlantic, The Innisfree Poetry Journal, Vox Humana Magazine, Nomad's Choir, The Fourth River, Caffeine Magazine, and River Oak Review. He has spent the last thirteen years residing in Germany; and the last five in Karlsruhe, where he is a language communications trainer and teacher. [PSR 11] [PSR 21]

DANIEL PENDERGRASS grew up in rural North Alabama. His poems have appeared in Van Gogh's Ear, Snow Monkey, Upstairs at Duroc and The Chiron Review. His first book of poetry, 23 Istanbul Karabitsi, was published in 2006 by Arabesques Press. Unfortunately he passed away on 28 January 2007 at his home in Dubai. The cause of death was a heart attack. [PSR 9] [PSR 11]

COURTNEY PENDLETON is a medical student in Baltimore, MD. In addition to writing poetry she makes sculptures and photographs. [PSR 6] [PSR 15]

SIMON PERCHIK is an attorney whose poems have appeared in Partisan Review, The New Yorker, and Agni. His most recent collections are Rafts (Parsifal Editions, 2007) and Family of Man (Pavement Saw Press, 2008). [PSR 16] [PSR 18] [PSR 20]

RICHARD KING PERKINS II's poems have appeared in journals such as Prime Mincer, Sheepshead Review, Sierra Nevada Review, Fox Cry, Prairie Winds, and The Red Cedar Review. [PSR 24]

MARJORIE PERLOFF is Sadie D. Patek Professor Emerita of Humanities at Stanford University. She is currently Scholar-in-Residence at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where she taught before going to Stanford in 1987. She is President of the MLA. She is the author of twelve books and a few hundred essays and reviews on twentieth-century poetry and poetics as well as on poetry and the visual arts. She has recently published a cultural memoir, The Vienna Paradox, and a collection of new essays Differentials: Poetry, Poetics, Pedagogy. [PSR 10]

PAUL PERRY was born in Dublin in 1972. He received a BA in Comparative Literature from Brown University. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including Poetry Ireland Review, Cyphers, TLS and The Best American Poetry 2000. His first book, The Drowning of the Saints (2003) was published by Salmon. Wintering, his second book is going to be published by Dedalus Press in 2006. [PSR 9]

PETER PESSL, born in Frankfurt/Main in 1963, lives in Vienna and is the author of eight books. He is a frequent contributor to ORF's Kunstradio. His most recent book is Der Brief mit der Aufschrift (Das fröhliche wohnzimmer, 2005). The English language translation of his book Blumarine is to be released by Twisted Spoon later this year. [PSR 9]

ELIZABETH PESSL-ROSSI holds a BA in Comparative Literature from the University of Illinois. Born in 1959 in Illinois, she has lived in Spain, Austria and now lives and writes in Heroldsbach, Germany. Moon Journal Press published her chapbook Suspended in autumn 2007. [PSR 13]

PASCALE PETIT's latest collections are The Treekeeper's Tale (2008) and What the Water Gave Me – Poems after Frida Kahlo (2010, both Seren). She has had two collections shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize and selected as books of the year in the Times Literary Supplement. [PSR 17]

MARIO PETRUCCI, ecologist, physicist, essayist and poet. Royal Literary Fund Fellow, first ever poet-in-residence with BBC Radio 3 and the Imperial War Museum. Co-founder of ShadoWork and writers inc. Books: Shrapnel and Sheets (Headland, 1996), Bosco (Hearing Eye, 2001), Half Life: Poems for Chernobyl (Heaventree, 2004), Heavy Water: A Poem for Chernobyl (2004), Flowers of Sulphur (2007, both Enitharmon), and somewhere is january (Perdika Press, 2007). His book i tulips was published by Enitharmon in March 2010. [PSR 10] [PSR 13] [PSR 17]

BRANDON PETTIT was born and raised in a tiny village in Northern New York on Lake Ontario. He earned an MFA in poetry and has worked closely with several writers including Jay Hopler, Aaron Baker, Ricardo Pau-Llosa, and Ira Sukrungruang. His most recent poetry has been published, and is forthcoming in Caliban. [PSR 21]

JOHN PHILLIPS has recently published What Shape Sound with Skysill Press. Other publications include Spell (Kater Murr, 2009), Soundless (Punch Press, 2007), Language Is (Sardines Press, 2005), and A Small Window (Longhouse, 2005). He is the editor of Hassle. [PSR 8] [PSR 13] [PSR 20]

YANNIS A. PHILLIS was born in Nauplion, Greece, in 1950. He is Engineering Professor at the the Technical University of Crete in Chania and Rector. He has published five poetry collections in Greek, one in English and three novels. He has won several literary awards in Greece as well as the Harry Kurnitz Literary Award at UCLA twice. [PSR 10] [PSR 11] [PSR 15] [PSR 21]

TOM PICKARD, born 1946, Newcastle upon Tyne, was an important initiator of the British Poetry Revival. From 1963 to 1972, he ran the Morden Tower Book Room, where he organised a series of readings by British and American modernist tradition poets. His most recent collections: Hole in the Wall: New & Selected Poems (2002), The Dark Months of May (2004), and Ballad of Jamie Allan (2007, all Flood Editions). [PSR 15]

ANDREW PIDOUX has been published in magazines such as Acumen, Stand and Poetry Wales. Winner of both an Eric Gregory Award and Salt's Crashaw Prize. Year of the Lion (Salt, 2010) is his debut collection. [PSR 19] [PSR 21]

THOMAS PIEKARSKI is a former editor of the California State Poetry Quarterly. His poetry has appeared in journals like Clockhouse Review, Cream City Review, Kestrel, Main Street Rag, New Plains Review, Nimrod, Penny Ante Feud, Poetry Quarterly, Portland Review, and Scarlet Literary Magazine. He has published a travel guide, Best Choices in Northern California, and a book of poems, Time Lines (Nimbus Press, 2010). He lives in Marina, California. [PSR 1]

TODD JAMES PIERCE. The British edition of his new novel The Sky Like Tamara Blue was released in 2001 by Quintet Books. His work has appeared in over 40 magazines. [PSR 1]

HELENE PILIBOSIAN was an editor at an Armenian-American newspaper; now she is head of Ohan Press. Her work has appeared in such magazines as The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, Louisiana Literature, The Hollins Critic, North American Review, Seattle Review, and Ellipsis. She has published Carvings from an Heirloom: Oral History Poems (1983), At Quarter Past Reality: New and Selected Poems (1998), and History's Twists: The Armenians (2008; all Ohan Press). [PSR 13] [PSR 18]

COLIN PINK lives in London. He writes plays and poetry. His poems have appeared in various magazines, such as Coffeehouse, Pen-Pusher, The SHOp, Trespass, and Urthona. His plays have been performed in the UK, USA and in translation in Germany. [PSR 25]

ROB PLATH is a 44-year-old poet from New York. A former student of Allen Ginsberg he has published eight chapbooks and three collections: Death is Dead (2012), there's a fist dunked in blood beating in my chest (2010), and A Bellyfull of Anarchy (2009; all Epic Rites Press). [PSR 26]

FREDERICK POLLACK was born in Chicago in 1946. He lives in Washington, DC, and teaches creative writing at George Washington University. He is the author of two book-length narrative poems, The Adventure (1986) and Happiness (1998), both published by Story Line Press. Other poems, reviews, and essays of his have appeared in Salmagundi, Hudson Review, Southern Review, Representations, and elsewhere. He is married to the Emmy Award-winning television producer Phylis Geller. [PSR 6]

Born in Hampstead in 1942 and brought up a Londoner, DAVID POLLARD has been a furniture salesman, accountant, TEFL teacher, and university lecturer. He got his three degrees at the University of Sussex. He is the author of The Poetry of Keats: Language and Experience which was his doctoral thesis. He edited The KWIC Concordance to the Harvard Edition of Keats' Letters and has written a novel, Nietzsche's Footfalls (Geraldson, 2001). Two volumes of poetry, patricides (2006) and Risk of Skin (2011) have been published by Waterloo Press and a pamphlet, bedbound (2011), by Perdika Press. A further Waterloo Press volume, Self-Portraits, is forthcoming. [PSR 21]

ESTILL POLLOCK was born in 1950 in Clark County, Kentucky. For a time, he lived and travelled in the American South working as an itinerant tradesman. His early poems were published in regional journals, and nationally in Poetry. Later, he emigrated to England with his family, where he has lived for twenty years as a British subject following the rescission of his citizenship by the US government. This period coincided initially with his decision to cease writing poetry, but after fifteen years, he wrote the sequence of poems Metaphysical Graffiti, published as a pamphlet in 1998. Constructing the Human (Poetry Salzburg, 2001) contains selections from earlier publications in the United States as well as poems published recently in England. This book is the first movement of the trilogy Decorative Initials for a Book of Hours. [PSR 1]

ANZHELINA POLONSKAYA was born in Malakhovka, a small town near Moscow where she still lives. Her first book of verses, Svetoch Moy Nebesny [My Heavenly Torch], appeared in 1993. Since then, she has published Stikhotvoreniia [Verses] (1998), Nebo glazami riadovogo [The Sky in a Private’s Eye] (1999), and Golos (2002; A Voice (Northwestern UP, 2004)). A Voice was shortlisted for the 2005 Corneliu M. Popescu Prize for European Poetry in Translation. She had work published in Beloit Poetry Review, Modern Poetry in Translation, Poetry NZ, and Stand. She has been translated into Dutch and Spanish. [PSR 14]

BETHANY W. POPE received her PhD from Aberystwyth University's Creative Writing program. Her work has appeared in: Anon, Art Times, Ampersand, Blue Tattoo, The Writer's Hub, New Welsh Review, and Planet. Her first poetry collection, A Radiance, was published by Cultured Llama Press in June 2012. [PSR 23]

BORIS POPLAVSKY was born in Moscow in 1903 but settled in Paris after the Revolution. He belonged to the younger generation of the first emigration of Russian poets. He was regarded as one of the most talented of these younger poets when his life was cut tragically short in 1935. A fellow drug addict intent on suicide managed to poison both himself and Poplavsky. During his life he published only one book Flags (1931). His posthumous collections include Snowy Hour (1936), From a Garland of Wax (1938) and Airship of an Unknown Direction (1965). He also completed one novel, Apollo Unformed, and started another, Home from the Heavens, along with writing extensive journals. [PSR 6] [PSR 15]

TODD PORTNOWITZ's most recent work has appeared in Antioch Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, CalibanOnline, and The Journal of Italian Translation. Todd received an MA in Italian Literature in 2012, and works as a freelance editor and translator in New York City. [PSR 25]

ANDREA POTOS is the author of three poetry collections: The Perfect Day (Parallel Press, 1998), Yaya's Cloth (Iris Press, 2007), and Abundance to Share with the Birds (Finishing Line Press, 2010). Another collection We Lit the Lamps Ourselves is forthcoming from Salmon Poetry next year. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with her husband, daughter and puppy. [PSR 20]

DAWN POTTER is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently How the Crimes Happened (CavanKerry, 2010). New work appears in Sewanee Review, Guernica, The Southern Review, and many other journals. She is associate director of the Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching and lives in Harmony, Maine. [PSR 21]

CLAIRE POWELL teaches in the English Department at University of Wales, Swansea. She has recently completed a Ph.D. on the work of the experimental poet Bob Cobbing. She is a regular contributor to the literary magazines of Wales. [PSR 2]

LARSON POWELL is Assistant Professor of German at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Before he taught at Texas A&M University, University of Massachusetts Amherst and Fordham University. [PSR 14]

FRANK C. PRAEGER is a former research biologist who lives on the Keewenaw Peninsula which juts out of the northwest end of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan into Lake Superior. He has had poems published in Bolts of Silk, Dead Snakes, Full of Crow, Ink Sweat & Tears, London Grip, The Recusant, and The Rusty Nail. [PSR 25]

FRANCES PRESLEY lives and works in London. Her publications include: Neither the One Nor the Other, a collaboration with the poet Elizabeth James (Form Books, 1999; CD version also available), Automatic Cross Stitch, a collaboration with the artist Irma Irsara (The Other Press, 2000), Paravane: New and Selected Poems 1996-2003 (Salt, 2004), and Myne: New and Selected Poems and Prose 1976-2005 (Shearsman, 2006). She has written about innovative poetry, particularly by women poets, in a number of essays and reviews. [PSR 3] [PSR 12]

ROWENA PRIESTLEY is both a painter and a poet. She derives much of her inspiration for her work from her extensive travels. She has lived and worked in England, Japan, and Africa. Currently she resides in Vancouver, Canada, where she finds the sea within the city a perfect environment for creativity. [PSR 20]

HÉLÈNE PRIGOGINE died in 1988 and was the first wife of the Nobel-prize-winning chemist, Ilya Prigogine. Her titles include: Sang lointain (1953), Ici commence un autre temps (1958), Ponts suspendus (1975). [PSR 8]

PATRICIA PRIME is a teacher and writes reviews, poetry, and articles. She is co-editor of the New Zealand haiku magazine, winterSPIN. Her most recent publications are a collection of poems, Accepting Summer, and two collaborative collections of haiku: Every Drop Stone Pebble and Deuce. She recently edited an anthology of New Zealand poetry called Something Between Breaths. [PSR 3]

ROBERT PRINGLE is Scottish, an industrial metal fabricator. His poem, "Ricardo Klement Speaks of Border Wars", took First Prize in the 2004 Scottish International Open Poetry Competition. So far he has published two chapbooks, Cold Front (1998) and Inventing God (2010, both Pudding House). [PSR 8] [PSR 19]

MICHAEL PRIOR is a graduate student at the University of Toronto. His poems have appeared in The Antigonish Review, Branch Magazine, Carousel, CV2, ditch, filling Station, FreeFall, Grain, and Qwerty. [PSR 25]

OLEG PROKOFIEV, poet, sculptor and painter, was born in Paris, the youngest of two sons of the composer Sergei Prokofiev. At the age of seven he moved to Moscow with his parents. He studied at the Moscow School of Art, and under the non-conformist artist Robert Falk. Defecting to Britain in 1971, he became a visual artist with an international reputation until his death in 1997. He began writing poetry while still at school under the encouragement of Pasternak, a close friend of his mother, but abandoned it for art and returned to it only at the age of thirty. He was close to such poets as Evgeny Kropivnitsky, Genrikh Sapgir and Igor Kholin, and shared their elements of deliberate primitivism and surrealism. His poetic output, all written in Russian, is substantial, and a certain proportion has appeared in Russia and in France. However, only one collection has so far been translated into English - The Scent of Absence (Keele University, 1995). [PSR 9] [PSR 11]

HEIDELINDE PRÜGER. Scholar, editor, translator, poet. Born in Vienna in 1973. She has published six books. In 1999, The Righteousness of Life was nominated for the Saltire Scottish First Book of the Year Award. In 2001, she received her Ph.D summa cum laude sub auspiciis praesidentis from the University of Salzburg and was awarded the Theodor-Körner-Förderungspreis. Her PhD-thesis Journey Without Ending: The Journals of William Soutar was published by Poetry Salzburg. Read more about Heidelinde Prüger on our homepage. [PSR 2] [PSR 7]

DONNA PUCCIANI's work has appeared in such diverse journals as International Poetry Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, The Pedestal, Italian Americana, Shichao, nebulab, and Istanbul Literary Review. Her books of poetry include: The Other Side of Thunder (Flarestack, 2006), Jumping Off the Train (Windstorm, 2007), Chasing the Saints (2008), and To Sip Darjeeling at Dawn (2011, both Virtual Artists Collective). [PSR 19]

GLYN PURSGLOVE teaches English at the University of Wales in Swansea. He has published a number of works on English poetry, chiefly that of the Seventeenth Century. He is editor of The Swansea Review and reviews editor of Acumen. [PSR 2] [PSR 5] [PSR 7] [PSR 8] [PSR 10] [PSR 11] [PSR 16]