Joseph Donahue's new chapbook will be out in time for this event . . . Terra Lucida (Heaven Bone Press). Though he spent many years in New York, he comes to us now from Seattle. He's the author of World Well Broken (Talisman House, 1995), Monitions of the Approach (Red Dust, 1991) and Before Creation (Central Park Editions, 1989). He was one of the editors of Primary Trouble: An Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry. Donahue's poetry is devotional, dark, always on the edge--Bataille meets The Song of Bernadette. Its panoramic energy is harnessed by a stunning prosody, but still the margins of his poems look awfully vulnerable, like something's bound to burst out.

April 23, 1998