Alastair Agnew grew up in Mataura and lives in Madrid. A story appeared in Sport 10.
Miro Bilbrough lives in Sydney and works as a journalist. Her poetry and short fiction has appeared in Sport, Landfall and other publications.
Jenny Bornholdt is the author of three collections of poems, the most recent of which is Waiting Shelter (VUP, 1991).
James Brown lives in Wellington. His poems have been published in literary magazines in New Zealand and Australia, and a short story in the anthology Zigzag (Penguin, 1993).
Suzanne Chapman lives in Auckland. She has had work Islands, Landfall and other publications.
Janet Charman’s most recent collection of poems is Red Letter (AUP, 1992).
Geoff Cochrane is the author of Aztec Noon: Poems 1976–1992 (VUP, 1992) and a novella, ‘Quest Clinic’ (Sport 9).
Allen Curnow’s Selected Poems 1940-1989 was published by Viking in 1990. This poem appeared in the London Review of Books.
Lynn Davidson’s work has appeared in Sport, Landfall and elsewhere.
John Dickson lives in Dunedin and is the author of What happened on the way to Oamaru (Untold, 1986).
Victoria Feltham was born in Dunedin in 1949. She lives in Wellington with her husband and four children. A story appeared in Sport 11.
Michael Henderson has published a novel, The Log of a Superfluous Son, and a collection of stories, The Lie of the Land (both McIndoe). ‘Deadwood’ is from his novel-in-progress, Houses of Correction.
Eirlys Hunter is a Wellington writer. A story appeared in Sport 11.
Andrew Johnston’s first collection of poems, How to Talk, was published by VUP in 1993.
Mary Knox has taught part-time in the Classics Department at Victoria University for many years. She and her husband have a small farm in Ohariu Valley, where they breed coloured sheep.
Koenraad Kuiper teaches linguistics at the University of Canterbury and has published two volumes of poetry: Signs of Life (Wai-te-ata Press) and Mikrokosmos (One Eyed Press).
Doris Lessing’s many books include The Golden Notebook and African Laughter.
Sudesh Mishra was born and brought up in Fiji and now lives in Adelaide. His second collection, Tandava (Meanjin, 1992), deals with the post-coup situation in Fiji.
Gabrielle Muir lives in Tua Marina. She was awarded the QEII Arts Council New Writer’s Bursary for 1994. A story appeared in Sport 8.
Elizabeth Nannestad is the author of a collection of poems, Jump (AUP, 1985).
Sharon Olds is leading American poet. She was born in San Franciso in 1942. Her books include The Sign of Saturn: Poems 1980-1987 (Secker, 1990) and The Father (Secker, 1993).
Emily Perkins. Born 1970. Lives in Wellington. A story appeared in Sport 11.
John Tranter is a leading Australian poet. His latest book is At the Florida (UQP), and his work appears in The Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry. He recently edited (with Philip Mead) the Penguin Book of Modern Australian Poetry.
Frank Shankly works for a software firm in Auckland. It pays his way but it corrodes his soul.
Tina Shaw lives in Devonport. She won the Newcomer’s Award of the Mobil Dominion Sunday Times Competition. Favourite was shortlisted for the 1993 BNZ Katherine Mansfield Award.
Kendrick Smithyman is the author of 11 collections of poems, most recently Auto/Biographies (AUP, 1992).
C.K. Stead’s new novel, The Singing Whakapapa, will be published by Penguin later this year.
Virginia Were’s Juliet Bravo Juliet (VUP, 1989) won the PEN Best First Book of Poetry Award. She presently lives in Sydney.