's sixth and most recent book of poems, After, was named a best book of
2006 by the Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, and
England's Financial Times.
Other recent poems appear in The New
Yorker, Poetry, The American Poetry Review, and elsewhere.
Her honors have included fellowships from the Guggenheim and
Rockefeller foundations, the NEA, and the Academy of American Poets, as
well as five appearances in The Best
American Poetry series. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
David Fredrick Lochelt
: Born March 4, 1948 in Sacramento, California. Grew up in San
Francisco Bay Area until drafted in 1968. Viet Nam veteran. Began
writing poems and songs at 14 and purchased first guitar in mid sixties
with S&H Green Stamps. College dropout. 39 years professional
musician. Self-educated, self-taught, self-absorbed atheist who writes
about life on the gravel road, hope and despair, the simple side of
life and the callous side of being an American. Musical poetry and
un-pigeonholed melodies. A hard-working, politically opinionated,
soft-hearted ole fool. Instruments: Vocals, guitar, harmonica, bass,
banjo, and fiddle.