Beverly Dahlen, a native Oregonian, has lived and worked in San Francisco for many years. Three volumes of her ongoing workA Reading have appeared, and excerpts from it continue to appear in periodicals (Bombay Gin, Mirage #4/Period[ical], The Iowa Review). Two selections from Dahlen's work will be included in the anthology Moving Borders, edited by Mary Margaret Sloan, forthcoming from Talisman House. Dahlen has thought hard and long about literacy, language, perception and oppression and what is more, she has teased her thought, like Ann-Margret's hair in Viva Las Vegas, into an intoxicating poetry.

February 20, 1998