Kathleen Fraser's long-awaited volume of selected poems will be out shortly from Wesleyan University Press. She is a legend in the Bay Area, where she taught for many years at San Francisco State, founded the groundbreaking journal of women's experimental poetry How(ever), and served as director of the Poetry Center. Her books include Notes preceding trust (Lapis Press), Something (even human voices) in the foreground, a lake . (Kelsey St.), and When New Time Folds Up (Chax Press). She spends half the year in Italy and returns to San Francisco every summer like golden Persephone, daughter of the harvest.

Ocotber 25, 1996