MARCH 1997

   T H E RAVEN C H R O N I C L E S  
   

Sherman Alexie

Omar Castañeda

Mary F. Chen-Johnson

Tiffany Midge

Kristin Naca

Nany Rawles

Bob Shimabukuro

Mira Chieko Shimabukuro

Barbara Earl Thomas

Mayumi Tsutakawa

Gail E. Trembly

Carletta Wilson

Fatima Lim-Wilson

 

Contributors:
THE POWER OF LANGUAGE

Sherman Alexie
is a Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian author of several books of poetry and prose as well as the short story collection, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (Atlantic Monthly Press). Sherman is one of ten recipients of the 1994 Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund Writers' Awards. His first novel was Reservation Blues. His second novel, Indian Killer, and a book of poems, The Summer of Black Widows, were published in September 1996.

Omar Castañeda
is a native of Guatemala who was raised in the Midwest. He is author of the novels Imagining Isabel,(Dutton/Lodestar) and Among the Volcanoes (E.P. Dutton/Lodestar), and the short story collection Remembering to Say Mouth or Face. Omar has also written a book for children called Abuela's Weave.

Mary F. Chen-Johnson
is a Taiwanese American fiction writer who studied at Cornell University and University of Montana. She has had work published in Ithaca Women's Anthology, Literary Review and has work in the anthology, American Eyes. She is currently working on a historical novel.

Tiffany Midge
is Hunkpapa Sioux and German and enrolled at the Standing Rock Reservation. Her poetry has appeared in such places as Cutbank, Blue Mesa Review, ERGO!, and forthcoming in an anthology of emerging Native American writers, edited by Sherman Alexie. Tiffany is also the recipient of the 1994 Diane Decorah Memorial Poetry Award from the Native Writer's Circle of the Americas for her manuscript, Outlaws, Renegades and Saints: Diary of a Mixed-up Halfbreed, just published by Greenfield Review Press.

Kristin Naca
is a Filipina Puerto Rican American poet who recently finished her BFA at the University of Washington and is in grad school in Cincinnati. She has attended the Hedgebrook writers in residence program on Whidbey Island, and has been published in Seattle Review and Poetry Northwest.

Nancy Rawles
is an African American fiction writer and playwright whose writing credits include Going to Seed, Nothing But a Lie and A Spot in the Shade. She has been an artist in residence for the Washington State Arts Commission and for Very Special Arts Washington and also was commissioned to write a play for A Contemporary Theater (ACT) in Seattle.

Bob Shimabukuro
is an Okinawan American writer and editor whose column, "Bull Session" appeared for many years in The International Examine. He has written extensively about his personal experience of caring for his brother Sam, who died of AIDS in 1988. Shimabukuro is currently the executive director of the Asian Pacific AIDS Council.

Mira Chieko Shimabukuro
is an Okinawan-Dutch-English American poet who grew up in Portland. Mira's work has been published in The International Examiner, Coffeehouse Poets' Quarterly, and she is editor of an anthology of younger writers, Present Tense, Calyx, 1996. She is currently in the MFA program in Creative Writing at the University of Washington.

Barbara Earl Thomas
was born, raised and educated in Seattle. A noted painter, she has had artwork in exhibits and collections throughout the U.S. She is represented in Seattle by the Francine Seders Gallery. Her written work has been included in publications from Seal Press and Calyx. Since 1989, she has worked as advertising manager at The Elliott Bay Book Co.

Gail E. Tremblay
is an Onondaga/ Mic Mac and French Canadian poet whose book, Indian Singing in 20th Century North America, was published by Calyx Press in 1990. Tremblay's writing has been widely published across the United States. She is also an accomplished visual artist. She is currently an Arts and Humanities faculty member at The Evergreen State College.

Carletta Wilson
is an African American poet and fiction writer and author ofWhat's the News? Carletta has had work published in several anthologies and publications including Contact II, Raven Chronicles, Sojourner, and Corymb. She currently works as a art librarian for Seattle Public Library.

Fatima Lim-Wilson
is a Filipina American poet whose book Wandering Roots/From the Hothouse was published in Manila in 1991. Her second book of poetry is Crossing the Snow Bridge (Ohio State University Press, 1995). Fatima's work has been published in numerous journals and anthologies across the United States, and also in France, Japan and the Philippines.

Power of Language editor


Mayumi Tsutakawa
is an independent editor and curator. She coordinated the Power of Language reading series last year and has edited several literary anthologies including Edge Walking on the Western Rim (Sasquatch Books), The Forbidden Stitch (Calyx), and Turning Shadows into Light (Young Pine Press). She also has curated several historic and contemporary Asian/Pacific American art exhibitions in this region.

 
   

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