ZONKO's Blue Book, operating manual for the Model-A poem, is now available from Prose and Verses Press. Zonko recently read at the Western Front as part of their Monday Night Reading Series, and at Capilano College in its 1974-75 Poetry Reading Series.
MICHAEL ONDAATJE teaches at Glendon College of York University in Toronto. His published work includes The Dainty Monsters, The Collected Works of Billy the Kid, and Rat Jelly. He's also made two films, Sons of Captain Poetry and The Clinton Special. He recently read at Capilano College in its Poetry Reading Series.
JOHN BENTLEY MAYS is a Toronto writer, teacher, and critic. He has done work in ethno-poetics, particularly with the Kwakiutl tradition, and he has lately moved into fiction with two manuscripts — Letters to Artaud and At Last — both of which should appear some time next year. His most recent article in Open Letter, "Letter to bp Nichol, re: America A Prophecy" looks at the structure of Jerome Rothenberg's book and the condition of present day writing.
MARGARET ATWOOD's latest book of poetry, You Are Happy, recently appeared from Oxford University Press. In March she came to Capilano College as part of the 1974-1975 Poetry Reading series, and read, among other works, a chapter from her current novel in progress.
MIKE MAXWELL is a student enrolled in the Audio-Visual Program at Capilano College, whose extra photographic work for this issue of The Capilano Review is much appreciated. Rumour has it that he attended SFU and drove a cab in a previous life.
DALE DREWERY was formerly a student in the Audio-Visual Program at Capilano College. This is her first publication.
After ten years of steady publication, AUDREY THOMAS is now starting to receive the serious national and international recognition which her work merits. Her novels, stories and plays focus intently on the experience of being a woman. Audrey divides her time between writing and sharing her life with her three daughters, in Vancouver and on Galiano Island. She also has a perpetual itch to travel, of which the stories included here are products. (Photo credits: John Bunch, Kumasi: pp. 24, 55, 62. David Robinson: p. 110.)
BRIAN FISHER, who has lived and worked in Vancouver for the past fifteen years and now resides on the Sunshine Coast, has exhibited widely since 1965 (Canada, Scotland, France, U.S.A.). His works are included in numerous private and public collections in Canada.
D. J. SIMPSON is a night student in Creative Writing at Capilano College. This is his first publication.
BOB ROSE, who lives in Vancouver, is currently travelling through California and the Yucatan province of Mexico. His poem in this issue has also appeared as a broadside in the Prester John Series, illustrated with a drawing by Gordon Payne.
GEORGE BOWERING's new book of poems, At War with the U.S., is available from Talonbooks. George is currently editing a series of interviews he has done with various writers, some of which will appear in Open Letter.
DAVID DAWSON continues living and writing in Seattle, where he also teaches. He recently gave his first reading in Vancouver in ten years. His Coach House Press book, Ceremonial: Poems 1961-1967 (1972), includes many poems which appeared originally in Tish.
LARRY EIGNER lives in Swampscott, Massachusetts. Sparrow 13 was devoted to 13 poems of Larry Eigner's, and in 1974 Black Sparrow Press brought out his THINGS STIRRING / TOGETHER / OR FAR AWAY. Most recently, a fine collection from Elizabeth Press: ANYTHING ON ITS SIDE.
SUSAN MUSGRAVE's recent book Gullband was published by J. J. Douglas at the end of last year. McClelland & Stewart will be bringing out a new collection sometime this year.
BRETT ENEMARK recently read at The Western Front, and continues to work on a large series of poems dealing with Prince George.
STAN PERSKY works at the Mental Patients Association and writes for The Western Voice. He recently published an essay about Indian protest in Canadian Dimension, and McClelIand & Stewart will be publishing Stan's three volume work: Gay Males, Women's Oppression and the Dictatorship of the Bourgeoisie.
LIZ MAGOR, after schooling in New York and Vancouver, has settled in North Vancouver and is now on a Canada Council grant. She was involved in the Pacific Vibrations and Librations shows, has exhibited several times at the Burnaby Art Gallery, and is presently exploring the possibility of ''natural multiples."
ART GREEN arrived in Vancouver in 1972 via Nova Scotia and originally Chicago, where he graduated from that city's Art Institute. A recipient of two Canada Council awards, he now paints and exhibits full time. Last year he had exhibitions in Philadelphia, Chicago and Vancouver, and he now has two works included in the Canadian Canvas cross-country exhibition.
RICHARD PRINCE is a graduate of UBC and an ex-topographical map-maker, whose diverse interests are reflected in his fine wind machines and moveable sculptures. He has participated in many exhibitions, including recent shows in Vancouver and Halifax.
ANNE MORLEY is a mature-entry student enrolled in the Audio¬visual Program at Capilano College, and a West Vancouver resident. Her photograph, Rocks, which precedes this section, is her first publication.
Many thanks to PENNY CONNELL for preparing the indexes to Numbers 1-6 of The Capilano Review.