Contributors to Poetry Salzburg Review R

LAWRENCE RAAB is the author of seven collections of poems, including What We Don't Know about Each Other (1993, Winner of the National Poetry Series, and a Finalist for the National Book Award), The Probable World (2000), and Visible Signs: New and Selected Poems (2003), all published by Penguin. His latest collection is The History of Forgetting (Penguin, 2009). He teaches literature and writing at Williams College. [PSR 18]

HANS RAIMUND. Born in 1945 in Petzelsdorf, Austria, he and his wife live in Duino, Italy, and at their country house in the Austrian province of Burgenland. A gifted translator as well as writer, Raimund received the Austrian W.H. Auden Translation Prize in 1991 for his translations of Italian and French poetry. Raimund is the author of four books of poetry and two prose collections. He was awarded Austria's prestigious Georg Trakl Prize in 1994. [PSR 3]

GURCHARAN RAMPURI (b. 1929) has been writing poetry in Punjabi for well over five decades. Author of seven volumes of poetry, he moved to Vancouver, British Columbia in 1964 with his wife, Surjeet Kaur. His Collected Poems has recently appeared in India. Many of his lyrical poems have been set to music and sung by well-known singers such as Surinder Kaur and Jagjit Zirvi. [PSR 7]

DOUG RAMSPECK directs the Writing Center and teaches Creative Writing and Composition at The Ohio State University at Lima. His poetry collection Black Tupelo Country was published by BkMk Press in 2008. His poems have appeared in journals like West Branch, Rattle, Confrontation Magazine, Connecticut Review, Nimrod, Hunger Mountain, and Seneca Review. [PSR 16]

ROBERT RANDOLPH is a Professor Emeritus from Texas State University, and currently teaches at Waynesburg University in Pennsylvania. He has been a Fulbright Scholar in Finland and Greece. In 2006 Elixir Press published his book Floating Girl (Angel of War). [PSR 20]

TESSA RANSFORD was born in India, educated in Scotland and has lived all her adult life in Scotland apart from eight years working in Pakistan in the 1960s. She was the founder and sustainer of the Scottish Poetry Library from 1984-99 and the editor of Lines Review from 1988-98. She was awarded a Society of Authors Travelling Scholarship last year and visited Leipzig in March-April 2002 in order to meet with, and translate some of the work of, contemporary poets from that part of Germany. She is at present Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow based at The Centre for Human Ecology in Edinburgh. Recent publications include When It Works It Feels Like Play (Ramsay Head Press, 1998), Scottish Selection (Akros Publications, 1998), Indian Selection (Akros Publications, 2000), and Natural Selection (Akros Publications, 2001). [PSR 3]

VAUGHAN RAPATAHANA is a Māori who lives & works in Hong Kong. Poetry editor of Māori and Indigenous Review Journal until the end of 2011. Collections: Home Away Elsewhere (Proverse Hong Kong, 2011), china as kafka (Kilmog Press, 2011), and Karon Beach (Good Samaritan Press, 2012). Poems published in publications such as Asia Literary Review, Orbis, Acumen, Landfall, Otholiths, Taj Mahal Journal, and Shot Glass Journal. [PSR 24]

Born in 1944 in Felixdorf, Lower Austria, OTTO RAPP lived and was educated in Vienna. After completing service in the Austrian Air Force, he travelled throughout Europe, eventually settling in Stockholm, Sweden. As a painter he was initially self-taught, studying in various galleries and museums in Vienna and Stockholm. Travelling overseas in 1968, he wound up in Western Canada where he eventually settled in Lethbridge, Alberta. There, he attended the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program at the University of Lethbridge, graduating (magna cum laude) in 1982. In Canada, he participated in many exhibitions, and held several solo shows, culminating in the pivotal 1994 showing at The Prairie Art Gallery in Grande Prairie, Alberta, which earned him the moniker "The Mystic". [PSR 16]

PENTTI RAUTAHARJU was born in 1932 in Finland where he got his MD degree and later a PhD at the University of Minnesota. He was nearly 40 years a professor and a career scientist in heart research in various universities in Canada and later on in the US. After his retirement he moved to Florida and started a new career as a free-lance translator of Finnish poetry and literature. [PSR 12] [PSR 13]

FRANCIS RAVEN is a science instructor in Washington DC. His books include 5-Haifun: Of Being Divisible (Blue Lion Books, 2008), Shifting the Question More Complicated (Otoliths, 2007), Taste: Gastronomic Poems (Blazevox 2005) and the novel, Inverted Curvatures (Spuyten Duyvil, 2005). His poems have been published in Bath House, Chain, Big Bridge, Bird Dog, Mudlark, Caffeine Destiny, and Spindrift. His critical essays can be found in Jacket, Logos, The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, The Fulcrum Annual, and Flak. [PSR 16]

LINDA RAVENSWOOD's work has been in Flaming Arrows, The Wilshire Review, Audemus, and Enigma. She holds a BFA (Music Theatre, Art) from The California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and an MA (Humanities; emphasis in Creative Writing) from Mount Saint Mary's College. She has lived extensively in the US, Ireland, and the UK. [PSR 18]

NICK RAVO is from Seattle. He had been a reporter for the Metro staff of The New York Times for 14 years. His creative work has been published, often under pen names, in Evergreen Review, Open Letters Monthly, and Treehouse. He has an MFA from the University of California at Riverside. [PSR 26]

JEREMY REED was born in Jersey. He is acknowledged as Britain's foremost poet and novelist, and has been described by Kathleen Raine as "the most imaginatively gifted poet since Dylan Thomas." He has received all major literature rewards including the Eric Gregory Award, the Somerset Maugham Award, and the Poetry Society European Translation Prize. He lives in London, trying to avoid the literary scene. Jeremy Reed is one of the most fruitful contemporary writers and poets with about forty published novels and poetry collections. [PSR 1]

SIMON REES studied English at Trinity College, Cambridge. He has published three novels, Nathaniel and Mrs Palmer (1991), Making a Snowman (1990; both Penguin), and The Devil's Looking-Glass (Methuen, 1985). In 2010 Poetry Salzburg published his pamphlet Animals, Beasts & Creatures which explores the animal world from A to Z. From 1989 to 2012 he was dramaturg at Welsh National Opera and now works as freelance dramaturg, specialising in opera and theatre surtitles, programme articles, librettos and translation. He lives in Cardiff. His first full collection, The Wood below Coelbren, was published by Poetry Salzburg in November 2014. [PSR 16] [PSR 21] [PSR 26]

STEPHEN REGAN is Professor of English at the University of Durham, and also Director of the Centre for Poetry and Poetics at Durham. His publica-tions include two books on Philip Larkin and essays on W. B. Yeats, T. S. Eliot, Louis MacNeice, Robert Frost, and Seamus Heaney. He has recently completed a book on the sonnet for Oxford University Press. [PSR 22]

ROBERT REHDER (1935-2009) was born and grew up in eastern Iowa. He attended Princeton, where he majored in Near Eastern studies. He studied at the École des langues orientales in Paris and at the University of Tehran, then returned to Princeton to do a PhD in Near Eastern Studies. From 1985 to 2005 he was Professor of English and American Literature at the University of Fribourg in French-speaking Switzerland, where he lived in the small village of Corminboeuf. He published two books of poems, The Compromises Will Be Different (Carcanet / Sheep Meadow, 1995) and First Things When (Carcanet, January 2009, a Poetry Book Society Recommendation). He is the author of King Lear, Wordsworth and the Beginnings of Modern Poetry (1981), The Poetry of Wallace Stevens (1987), and Stevens, Williams, Crane and the Motive for Metaphor (2004). He died on 6 April 2009 aged 74. [PSR 8] [PSR 16]

CHRISTINE REILLY is currently pursuing her MFA in Poetry at Sarah Lawrence University. She received a bachelor's degree in Psychology and English: Creative Writing at Bucknell University. She has been published in the Anemone Sidecar, Asinine Poetry, Breadcrumb Scabs, and other journals. She lives in New York. [PSR 20]

EDWARD REILLY (b. 1944 in Adelaide) works as sessional lecturer in literary & education studies at Victoria University, Melbourne. He holds a PhD in Poetics (Victoria University, 2000) and has written on both Sigitas Geda and Lidija Šimkute. [PSR 21]

PIERRE REVERDY (1889-1960) was a French poet associated with Surrealism and Cubism. He was revered by André Breton, and an important influence on different Anglo-American poets, such as Kenneth Rexroth and John Ashbery. He moved to Paris in 1910 and founded the influential review Nord-Sud (1917-18) with Max Jacob and Guillaume Apollinaire. Never at ease in Paris, Reverdy left in 1926 and lived a solitary existence for the rest of his life near the Abbey of Solesmes. [PSR 17]

J. STEPHEN RHODES has an MFA from the University of Southern Maine and a PhD from Emory University. His poems have appeared in The International Poetry Review, Shenandoah, The SHOp, and Tar River Poetry, among others. His poetry collection, The Time I Didn't Know What to Do Next, was published in 2008 by Wind Publications. [PSR 25]

OLIVER RICE's poems have appeared in journals like Georgia Review, Madison Review, Gettysburg Review, American Poetry Review, Iowa Review, and New York Quarterly. He lives in Naples, Florida. [PSR 12] [PSR 14]

PETER RILEY was born into an environment of working people in the Manchester area in 1940 and now lives in retirement in Hebden Bridge, having previously lived in Cambridge for 28 years. He has been a teacher, bookseller, and a few other things and is the author of some fifteen books of poetry, and two of prose concerning travel and music. His most recent book is The Glacial Stairway (Carcanet, 2011). He contributes reviews of ew poetry to the website The Fortnightly Review. [PSR 25]

DEE RIMBAUD. Poet, author, artist, graphic designer, spiritual healer, house-husband, dad and jack of many trades. His poetry, short stories and artwork have been published extensively on the Internet and in hundreds of magazines and anthologies worldwide. His first poetry collection, The Bad Seed, was published by Stride (1998). His second collection, Dropping Ecstasy with the Angels was published by Blue Chrome in March 2004. [PSR 6]

MONIKA RINCK was born in Zweibrücken in 1969. She studied Religious Studies, History and Comparative Linguistics at the University of Bochum, Berlin's Free University, and Yale University. Her work includes fumbling with matches: Herumfingern an Gleichgesinnten (SuKuLTuR, 2005), Verzückte Distanzen: Gedichte (Zu Klampen, 2004), Begriffsstudio 1996-2001 (edition sutstein, 2001), and Neues von der Phasenfront (b_books, 1998). She currently works for INFORADIO in Berlin and teaches at the Religious Studies Department of the Free University Berlin. She also translates English and American poetry into German. [PSR 9]

ELÉNA RIVERA was born in Mexico City and spent her childhood in Paris. She is the author of Suggestions at Every Turn (Seeing Eye, 2005), Unknowne Land (Kelsey St., 2000), and Wale; or, the Corse (Leave, 1995). She won first prize in the 1998 Stand Magazine International Poetry Competition, the 1999 Frances Jaffer Book Award, and the 1995 Gertrude Stein Award for Innovative Writing. She currently lives in New York City. [PSR 10]

MICHAEL RIVIERE. Born 1919, died 1997. Educated at Magdalen College, Oxford. Army service with Sherwood Rangers (1st Cavalry Regiment) in Palestine and Crete. Poetry publications included: Poems (Tel Aviv, 1940), Poems from the French of Pierre de Ronsard and Etienne de la Boétie (1976), Troika (with Edward Lowberry and John Press) (both Daedalus Press, 1977), Late in the Day (1982), Selected Poems (both Mandeville Press, 1984, 1999). [PSR 8]

CONNIE ROBERTS emigrated from Ireland to the United States in 1983. In 2010 her manuscript, Not the Delft School, a collection of poetry inspired by her experiences growing up in an orphanage in County Westmeath, was awarded the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award. In 2011 she received a Literature Bursary Award from the Irish Arts Council. She teaches Creative Writing at Hofstra University, New York, where she is also part of Hofstra's Irish Studies Program. [PSR 22]

PETER ROBERTS had poems & stories published in a number of magazines & journals, including The South Carolina Review, Nature, Adagio, Santa Clara Review, Ship of Fools, Tryst, The Wisconsin Review, and New York Quarterly. [PSR 11]

STEPHEN THOMAS ROBERTS was awarded a BA in English by the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1978 and a Juris Doctor by Yale Law School in 1984. His poetry has been published in Spring. The Journal of the E. E. Cummings Society, Blue Unicorn, Third Wednesday, Trinacria, Explosion-Proof, and Bagazine. [PSR 21]

SAM ROBERTSON lives in Manhattan and teaches English Literature at Suffolk Community College on Long Island. [PSR 21]

ELIZABETH ROBINSON lives in Berkeley; California. Her books include In the Sequence of Falling Things, Bed of Lists, House Made of Silver, and Harrow. In 2001, she was chosen as a winner of the National Poetry Series, and her manuscript will be published by Sun & Moon Press. She also has a book forthcoming from Burning Deck Press, Under the Silky Roof, in 2003. With Colleen Lookingbill, she edits EtherDome Press. [PSR 2]

MARK ROBINSON lives in Eaglescliffe near Stockton-on-Tees. His New & Selected Poems How I Learned to Sing was published by Smokestack Books in 2013. He is the founder of Thinking Practice, through which he works with arts organisations in a variety of ways. He was the founder of Scratch magazine and press, which he ran from 1989 to 1997. [PSR 25]

MATT ROBINSON's most recent collection, Against the Hard Angle, was released by Canada's ECW Press in 2010. His previous collections include no cage contains a stare that well (ECW, 2005), a full-length volume of ice hockey poems. He is currently working on a new collection, titled a fist made and then un-made. [PSR 21]

AL ROCHELEAU works as a mentor / editor for new and established poets at America Online's Amazing Instant Novelist site. His work has appeared in Poetry Depth Quarterly, Outerbridge, ArtWord Quarterly, Pig Iron, and Artisan: A Journal of Craft. He lives with his wife and three children in Orlando, Florida. [PSR 5]

STEPHEN RODEFER (born 1940 in Ohio) is an American poet and painter who lives in Paris and London. After graduating from Amherst College in 1963 he studied at the State University of New York at Buffalo and San Francisco State University. He is the author of numerous volumes of poetry, the most recent being Call It Thought: Selected Poems (Carcanet, 2008). [PSR 15]

DAVID ROMANDA lives in Kawasaki City, Japan. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Gargoyle Magazine, Magma Poetry, The New York Quarterly, PANK, and PN Review. [PSR 23]

NINA ROMANO earned an MA from Adelphi University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Florida International University. She lived in Rome, Italy, for twenty years where many of her poems and stories are set. She has taught English and Literature as an adjunct professor at St. Thomas University. Recently, Romano has presented poetry workshops at the Sanibel Island Writers Conference and Florida Gulf Coast University. She is the author of two poetry collections: Cooking Lessons (Rock Press, 2007) and Coffeehouse Meditations (Kitsune Books, 2010). [PSR 18]

PIERRE DE RONSARD (1524-1585). French lyric poet, foremost among the "Pléiade" group and a leading influence in the reform and reinvigoration of French verse. He had considerable influence on English poets of the 16th century. Collections included: Les Odes (1550), Les Amours (1552), La Continuation des Amours (1556) and Nouvelle Continuation (1556), La Franciade (1572). [PSR 8]

PADRAIG ROONEY has published one novel and three collections of poetry, the last The Fever Wards (Salt, 2010). He is the 2012 winner of the Listowel Single Poem Award. He lives in Switzerland. [PSR 26]

MARK ROPER was born in England in 1951 and moved to Ireland in 1980, since when he has lived in Co. Kilkenny. His poetry collections include The Hen Ark (1990), Catching the Light 1997; both Peterloo), The Home Fire (Abbey Press, 1998), Whereabouts (Abbey Press / Peterloo, 2005), and Even So: New & Selected Poems (Dedalus, 2008). He was editor of Poetry Ireland Review for 1999. An experienced Creative Writing teacher, he is currently working in Adult Education in Waterford, Carlow and Kilkenny. [PSR 18]

SARAH ROSENTHAL's work has appeared in magazines such as Aufgabe, Bombay Gin, Fourteen Hills, Shampoo, can we have our ball back?, VeRT, Lyric&, Tin Lustre Mobile, Mirage Period(ical), and Xcp (Cross Cultural Poetics). Her chapbooks include How I Wrote This Story (Margin to Margin, 2001), sitings (a+bend, 2000), and not-chicago (Melodeon, 1998). She is the recipient of the Primavera Fiction Prize and the Leo Litwak Award. [PSR 8]

JEROME ROTHENBERG (born 1931) is an American poet, translator, anthologist, and scholar. He was the editor/publisher of Hawk's Well Press in the early 1960s and of four poetry magazines since then. He has assembled and edited several anthologies of experimental and traditional poetry, beginning with Technicians of the Sacred (Doubleday, 1968). riptych, his thirteenth book of poems from New Directions, appeared in 2007. [PSR 15]

JASON ROTSTEIN received his training at Cornell University and at the University of Sussex on a Commonwealth Scholarship. He currently lives in Toronto where he is a research associate at the Northrop Frye Centre and a Visiting Scholar at Massey College of the University of Toronto. He is Poetry Editor of The Jewish Quarterly, Film Review Editor of The Adirondack Review, and Associate Editor of Kilimanjaro, an international art magazine. His poetry has appeared recently in PN Review, Literary Review of Canada, Salamander, Poetry International, Stand, and London Magazine. [PSR 16]

ANNE ROUSE was a Royal Literary Fund Visiting Writing Fellow at St. Mary's College, University of Belfast 2004-05. The Upshot: New and Selected Poems was published by Bloodaxe in 2008. [PSR 22]

ANTONY ROWLAND lives in Manchester and teaches Creative Writing and Literature at The University of Salford. He has published poems in Critical Quarterly, Stand, Staple, Orbis, Leviathan Quarterly, Psychopoetica, Pennine Platform, and Poetry and Audience. His first collection, The Land of Green Ginger, was published by Salt in 2008. [PSR 10] [PSR 13]

SUSANNA ROXMAN, born in Stockholm but with Scottish roots, is a poet, critic, and literary scholar. She writes in both English and Swedish. In 1984 she got a PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of Gothenburg. She is Head of Lund University's Center for Classical Mythology. She has contributed to magazines such as Stand, The Spoon River Poetry Review, Orbis, and Prairie Schooner. Her poetry collection Broken Angels (Dionysia Press, 1996) received the Arts Award of the City of Lund. [PSR 1] [PSR 5] [PSR 10]

SABYASACHI ROY. Born in Calcutta, India. Graduated in Commerce, works at an Information Technology related company as an Instructional Designer. Primarily a poet in Bengali, his mother tongue. Publications in Quintessence, Mindfire Renewed, The Potomac, 13th Warrior, Malleable jangle, Underground Window, Real 8, Firstwriter, Indianest, Citizen Culture and in Virtual Writer. [PSR 8]

SUTIRTHA ROY's poems have been published in The Cynic, Ascent Aspirations, Erbacce, Neon Highway, and Every Day Poets. [PSR 24]

WILLIAM RULEMAN teaches English at Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens, Tennessee. His poems have appeared previously in Acumen, Candelabrum, Envoi, Tears in the Fence, and many other journals. He has published two collections of poetry: A Palpable Presence (2001) and Profane and Sacred Loves (2002, both Feather Books). [PSR 20]

MARK RUSSELL was born in the USA, brought up in Somerset, England, and has lived in Glasgow, Scotland, for the last twenty years. He has published poetry and prose in West Coast Magazine, Rebel Inc, and From Glasgow to Saturn, and had plays performed in Glasgow, Edinburgh and St. Andrews. He teaches Drama and is a postgraduate on the University of Glasgow's MLitt in Creative Writing. [PSR 18]