January/February 1997

Continuing the traditions of myth and storytelling from her native Haiti, Edwidge Danticat, the twenty-seven-year-old author of Breath, Eyes, Memory and Krik? Krak!, mesmerizes readers with her lyrical prose.

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Features

Alternative to Litigation for Arts Disputes

by Tracy Marx
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Arts Resolution Services (ARS) offers services to individual artists, organization and agencies

A Valley of Paradise in Spain

by William Trowbridge
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Fundacion Valparaiso offers writers backdrop for serious artistic production.

Fast Starts in Fiction

by Jay Atkinson
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How well-known writers faced the blank page and got to work.

Seal Press: Fishing the Waters

by Alice Evans
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Seattle feminist press celebrates 20 years of publishing.

Po-Biz: A Report From the Road

by William Trowbridge
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Poet William Trowbridge recalls his reading tour throughout the country.

Traveling Worlds With Edwidge Danticat

by Renee H. Shea
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On the Haitian fiction writer Edwidge Danticat.

Southern California Fiction: Who's Writing the Hot Stuff and Who's Publishing It

by Joan Fry
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Six literary magazines and the Los Angeless writers they helped discover.

News and Trends

San Francisco Opens Doors of New Main Library

by Ulrica Hume
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One of the country's most technologically advanced libraries opens in San Francisco.

Poets & Writers Online Service Debuts in January

by Caitlin O'Neil
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Poets and Writers new Web site.

Southern Illinois University Establishes a New Literary Journal

by Caitlin O'Neil
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Southern Illinois University launches Crab Orchard Review featuring poetry, fiction and essays.

Library Showcases Poets' Manuscripts

by Patricia J. Chui
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