Erin Radcliffe's poems have appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Nashville Review and The Spoon River Poetry Review. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her poem "Cognomen" received Second Place in the 2011 Beullah Rose Poetry Prize.
Burton Raffel is Distinguished Professor of Humanities at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. His most recent book is Beethoven in Denver and other poems (Conundrum Press, 1999). The book just previous was The Annotated Milton (Bantam), designed to help twenty-first century Americans read John Milton; his next book is likely to be a translation of poems by Nicolas Boileau, friend of Moliere and “mentor” to Dryden and Pope. (2000)
Charles Rafferty was awarded the Robinson Jeffers Tor House Prize for Poetry in 1999. He is the author of Where the Glories of April Lead (Mitki/Mitki, 2001) and The Man on the Tower (Arkansas, 1995), winner of the 1994 Arkansas Poetry Award. His poems also appear in American Poetry: The Next Generation (Carnegie Mellon, 2000). (2001)
Bin Ramke is Editor of both the Contemporary Poetry Series for the University of Georgia Press, and of the Denver Quarterly. He is the author of seven books of poems, including The Difference Between Night and Day which won the 1978 Yale Younger Poets Award and most recently, Airs, Waters, Places (Iowa, 2001). He teaches creative writing at the University of Denver. (2002)
Rank, Rebecca B.
Rebecca B. Rank was born in Detroit, Michigan and lives in Birmingham, Michigan. She received her Masters Degree from the University of Missouri and works as a social worker. Her poems have recently appeared in So To Speak, The Rockford Review, The Antigonish Review, Iris and California Quarterly. (2000)
Barbara Ras is the author of Bite Every Sorrow (Louisiana State, 1998), winner of the Walt Whitman Award and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and One Hidden Stuff (Penguin, 2006). The poems that appear in this issue come from The Last Skin, which is forthcoming from Penguin in 2010. [bio updated 2011]
Liam Rector is the author of The Sorrow of Architecture (Dragon Gate, 1984), American Prodigal (Story Line, 1994) and The Executive Director of the Fallen World (Chicago, 2006). He was the director of the graduate Writing Seminars at Bennington College. His poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 13. [bio updated 2008]
Jacques Réda was born in Luneville, France in 1929, and grew up in the Parisian suburbs. L'adoption du système métrique (Gallimard, 2004), is the most recent of his nine books of poetry. He was Chief Editor of La Nouvelle Revue Française from 1987 to 1996. His work appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 15. (2008)
Sharon Redding resides with her poems in an overcrowded shack on the water. (1999)
Michele Reese studied creative writing at the Universities of Southern California, Southern Mississippi and Missouri, where she earned a doctorate in 2000. Her poems have appeared in Heliotrope, Kestrel and The Paris Review. She is an assistant professor at the University of South Carolina, Sumter. (2004)
James Reiss, the author of Ten Thousand Good Mornings (Carnegie Mellon, 2001) and three other books of poems, as well as Co-Editor of Self-Interviews: James Dickey (LSU, 1984), is Professor of English at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and Editor of the Miami University Press. (2001)
Rebekah Remington was educated at The Johns Hopkins University, the University of Michigan and the University of the District of Columbia. Her poetry has appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Ninth Letter, The Iowa Review and The Missouri Review. In 2009, she received a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award. She teaches poetry writing at Towson University. [bio updated 2011]
Lawrence Revard has recently published poetry in ACM, American Literary Review and The Iowa Review. He works and lives in Columbia, Missouri. His poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 12.
Lawrence Revard is a graduate of the University of Iowa’s Writers’ Workshop and is a professor at the University of Missouri, Columbia. His poems have recently appeared in American Literary Review, Another Chicago Magazine, Delmar, The Iowa Review, Pleiades, Ploughshares and Raven Chronicles. In 1999 he won the Saint Louis Writers’ Guild’s Deane Wagner poetry contest. (2003)
James Richardson’s sixth book, Interglacial: New and Selected Poems and Aphorisms (Ausable, 2004), was a finalist for the 2004 National Book Critics Circle Award. His poems have appeared in The Best American Poetry (Scribner, 2001 & 2005), Harold Bloom’s American Religious Poems (Library of America, 2006) and David Lehman’s Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to the Present (Scribner, 2003). He teaches at Princeton University. His poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 16 (2009).
S.W. Rickett earned a B.A. at William Jewell College and an M.A. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Poems have appeared in New Letters, Nimrod, Chouteau Review, Number One Magazine, From A to Z, Voices from the Interior and A Minute of Arc. (2000)
Arthur Rimbaud is associated with the rise of free verse in France, and his work is a precursor to surrealism. Following his own dictum, Rimbaud lived an inordinately intense, tortured existence as he described in A Season in Hell (1873). On Nov. 10, 1891, he died in Marseille following the amputation of his cancerous right leg. His poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 12.
Alberto Rios' nine collections of poetry include The Smallest Muscle in the Human Body (Copper Canyon, 2002), a National Book Award Finalist, and The Theater of Night (Copper Canyon, 2006). He received the Walt Whitman Award and six Pushcart Prizes. His work appears in The Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry and over 200 anthologies. He has taught at Arizona State University for 25 years. His poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 14. [bio updated 2007]
David Rivard is the author of four books including Wise Poison (Graywolf, 1996), winner of the Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and Sugartown (Graywolf, 2005). In 2006 he won the O.B. Hardison, Jr. Poetry Prize from the Folger Shakespeare Library. He teaches in the MFA program at the University of New Hampshire. His poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issues 11 and 16 (2009).
Richard Robbins directs the Creative Writing Program and Good Thunder Reading Series at Minnesota State University. His most recent book of poetry, Famous Persons We Have Known (Eastern Washington), appeared in 2000. (2001)
Suzanne Roberts is an English instructor at Lake Tahoe Community College and a PhD candidate at the University of Nevada, Reno in Literature and the Environment. Her poetry has been published in Eclipse, Spillway, The California Quarterly, The Hurricane Review, The Quercus Review and ZYZZYVA. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 13. [bio updated 2006]
Suzanne Roberts teaches English at Lake Tahoe Community College and is a PhD candidate in Literature and the Environment at the University of Nevada, Reno. Her first poetry book, Nothing to You (Pecan Grove), will be published this year. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 14. [bio updated 2007]
Matthew Rohrer is the author of eight books, including A Hummock in the Malookas (W.W. Norton, 1995), Nice Hat. Thanks. (with Joshua Beckman; Wave, 2002) and A Plate of Chicken (Ugly Duckling, 2009). He has received the Hopwood Award for Poetry and a Pushcart Prize, was selected as a National Poetry Series Winner and was shortlisted for the Griffin International Poetry Prize. Recently, he participated in residencies and performances at the Museum of Modern Art (New York City) and the Henry Art Gallery (Seattle). He lives in Brooklyn, New York. [bio updated 2011]
Ronsard, Pierre de
Pierre de Ronsard (1524-1585) was born in Couture-sur-Loir, France. He was the leader of the Pléiade, French humanists who were inspired by classical culture, but sought to create a French literature. His poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 13. [bio updated 2006]
Kathleen Rooney received a Ruth Lilly Fellowship in 2003. She is the author of Reading With Oprah (Arkansas, 2005). Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 13. [bio updated 2006]
Rubin, Stan Sanvel
Stan Sanvel Rubin directs the Rainier Writing Workshop low-residency MFA at Pacific Lutheran University. His third poetry collection, Hidden Sequel (Barrow Street, 2006), won the Barrow Street Press Book Contest. His work appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 15. (2008)
R.M. Ryan is the author of Goldilocks in Later Life (poems, LSU, 1980) and of The Golden Rules (novel, Four Walls Eight Windows/No Exit, 2002) which is currently being translated into Italian. His poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issues 11 & 13. [bio updated 2006]
Ryan Frank, Patrick
Patrick Ryan Frank’s first collection of poems, How the Losers Love What’s Lost, is forthcoming from Four Way Books in the spring of 2012. His poetry has appeared in Best New Poets 2008 (Virginia), North American Review, Poetry, The Carolina Quarterly, and The Cincinatti Review. Smartish Pace published his “Broken Bit” and “Singles’ Night at the Art Museum” in issue 17.
Rzicznek, F. Daniel
F. Daniel Rzicznek, whose poems have appeared in Luna Negra and Artemis, lives in Auburn, Ohio. (2003)