Van Cleave, Ryan G.
Ryan G. Van Cleave is a fellow at the University of Wisconsin’s Institute for Creative Writing. Say Hello (Pecan Grove, 2000) is his most recent book of poetry. He is Editor of American Diaspora: Poetry of Displacement (with Virgil Suarez, Iowa, 2001), visit www.smartishpace.com to read Stephen Reichert’s review of this collection; and Like Thunder: Poets Respond to Violence in America (Iowa, 2002). He is working on a poetry textbook due out in early 2002 from Allyn & Bacon/Longman. (2001)
Van Winckel, Nance
Nance Van Winckel’s fourth collection of poetry is Beside Ourselves (Miami, 2003). She has received two NEA Poetry Fellowships and has published three books of short fiction, most recently Curtain Creek Farm (Persea, 2000). She teaches in the MFA programs at Eastern Washington University and Vermont College. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 12.
William Varner’s poems have appeared in Green Mountains Review, Mudﬁsh, Painted Bride Quarterly, Poet Lore, Poetry New York, The Cincinnati Review, The Greensboro Review and the anthology Under the Legislature of Stars: 62 New Hampshire Poets (Oyster River, 1999). He works as an editor in Portland, Maine. [bio updated 2011]
Reetika Vazirani had her first book of poetry, White Elephants (Beacon, 1996), selected by Marilyn Hacker for the 1995 Barnard New Women Poets’ Prize. Her poems have been widely published in such publications as Agni, The Paris Review, Literary Review and Partisan Review. Her honors include a Discovery/The Nation Award, the Virginia Faulkner Award for Literary Excellence from Prairie Schooner, a Pushcart Prize and inclusion in The Best American Poetry: 2000. She is a Contributing and Advisory Editor for Shenandoah and Callaloo. She is also the Margaret Banister Writer-in-Residence at Sweet Briar College. (2001)
Archana Verma teaches Hindi at Miranda House, University of Delhi. She is the author of two collections of poetry, most recently Lauta Hai Vijeta [The Conqueror Returns] published in 1993. She assists with the editing and publication of Hans, a major Hindi language literature journal. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 14. [bio updated 2007]
Shrikant Verma was a special correspondent for Dinman from 1966-1977 and in 1976 he became a member of the Rajya Sabha (upper house of the Indian Parliament). In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s he was an official and spokesman for the Congress (I) Party under Indira Gandhi. He published twenty books including a novel, short stories, essays, interviews and poetry. His poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 14. [bio updated 2007]
Wendy Videlock's chapbook, What’s That Supposed to Mean, was published by EXOT Books in 2010. [bio updated 2011]
R.A. Villanueva lives in Brooklyn, New York. A finalist for the 2010 Alice James Books/Kundiman Poetry Prize, his writing has appeared in AGNI, Bellevue Literary Review, DIAGRAM, Gulf Coast, RATTLE and The Virginia Quarterly Review. He is a Language Lecturer at New York University. [bio updated 2011]
Liana Vrajitoru was born in Iasi, Romania, and currently resides in Binghamton, New York, where she is a graduate student at SUNY Binghamton. She is the editor of two magazines: Crossings and Quick. Her poetry has been published in Poetry New York, Faultline, Compost, Eclectic and The Kit-Cat Review. (2001)