Volume 6 Number 1




The poet and essayist MARVIN BELL splits his year between Iowa City, Iowa, where he is a longtime faculty member at the Writers' Workshop, and Port Townsend, Washington. The most recent of his thirteen books are The Book of the Dead Man (poems) and A Marvin Bell Reader (selected prose and poetry).


M.F.G. BOLTON alternates between the literary poles of F. Scott Fitzgerald and a rather Faustian ennui. Following in the tradition of his father, who emigrated from Australia to England, Mr. Bolton crossed the Atlantic to live in the United States, where he is Fiction Editor-at-Large for STANDARDS.


WILLIAM BRAY is Kialegee Creek from Wetumka, Oklahoma; his clan is Wind. He has resisted schooling at Stanford University, Oklahoma City University, and Dartmouth College. He is grateful to the forces who conspire to make him possible.


FRANCES BROWN: I'm a proud member of Sisters of the Babbling Tongue, whose life work will not be done until all the dirty little secrets of the world are hung out and flapping in the breeze like Monday's wash.


LENNI J. CALIPO is currently on a quiet path, where there is often more mist visible than solid ground. For this reason, Lenni watches where she steps, and proceeds with caution.


KAPUALOKEOKALANIAKEA DALIRE's name means "the chosen child of the widening heaven." She is dedicated to preserving the art of the hula, and sharing it as a way of honoring her family and bringing her culture to the mainland.


ROBIN CODY is a freelance writer of both fiction and nonfiction. In 1986, he won the Western Writers of America's Silver Spur Award for short nonfiction. The account of his canoe trip from the headwaters of Columbia to its discharge into the Pacific is published by Knopf. He lives in Portland, Oregon.


JIM DAVIS-ROSENTHAL is a graphics diva par excellence, who has currently refurbished a lovely townhouse with his very own hands (no keystrokes required). Having recently completed his PhD in Literature, with an emphasis on cultural nationalism, JDR has decided to keep his day job as a sysop, where he can be close to PhotoShop and other delicious toys. Evenings and weekends, JDR can be seen partaking of fine food and drink at any number of local eateries, in the esteemed company of his many friends. Questions/comments about graphics, snap divas, and local politics may be sent to Jim directly.


JOHN GAGE DENNETT III is figuring things out, by steadfastly avoiding all paint-by-number and block lettering programs from the 1970s. A multi-platform computer joy-boy, music freak, and dedicated STANDARDS webmeister, John is moving up and moving on.


STEVEN G. FULLWOOD is a poet, essayist, scholar and librarian. His work has appeared in VENUS Magazine, The Toledo Journal, The Toledo Metro News, and STANDARDS. His first book of essays and poetry (as of yet untitled) is being published by Culture By Roots International Press, and is due out September 1998. Steven says, "This book is my initiation -- a ritual in my healing process as an African American homosexual. It is my 'coming out' story. No apologies. I never intended to write this book. It wrote me. 'Coming out' isn't easy for me, but writing about it helps."


JOAN GABRIELE: I'm a doctoral student at the University of Colorado, currently working on my dissertation which theorizes multicultural pedagogies through analyses of autobiographies by twentieth century women writers from the U.S. My academic interests include women writers, feminist and multicultural theories, and pedagogy. I'm spending a great deal of time thinking and writing about and including in my pedagogy: whiteness and white racism. Though I'm enjoying this massive synthesizing project I have a feeling that my life will begin again when I'm done!


HARRY HENDRICKSON is a photographer to the stars, starlings, and their orbits, in Los Angeles, California. Aside from his work, Harry is most proud of his daughter, Danika, who studies at Boston U.


MELODY HOLMES created the chalk pastel cover for Writing Across Cultures: A Handbook on Writing Poetry and Lyrical Prose when she was just 12 years old. Ms. Holmes was then enrolled in the Anna B. Crocker Program for Children & Young Adults at the Pacific Northwest College of Art.


CANÉLA ANALUCINDA JARAMILLO is on sabbatical from teaching university cultural studies, for the first time in 14 years. Along with a dream team of educators and other community heroes, Canéla was approved last year to begin the first charter high school for at-risk teens in the Boulder Valley School District. The school will be called Baobab Community High, and will offer internships on STANDARDS, when we begin classes next year.


PALOMA SIERRA CALIPO JARAMILLO is in 5th grade at University Hill Elementary, in Boulder, Colorado, where she studies in Spanish immersion classrooms. Paloma makes wonderful art; her best work this year has been based on Anasazi designs. Also an avid mathematician, Ms. Jaramillo can tell you exactly how many seconds are in a year, and that, late in December, we've almost gone through every single one.


TONI LONG is a proud Black woman in California, with a fine intellect and a tremendous skill of photography.


TIM NEESE is now and ever shall be the Great Computer Daddy of the University of Colorado at Boulder. We are privileged to have had his continued help and foresight in the production of this cyberjournal.


GINA PAIZ is 17, likes crayons, cartoons, animals, Beavis and Butthead, and reading. After winning the Nobel Prize for Peace, Gina hopes to travel to Alaska, so she can say that she lived somewhere where the sun was out for six months of the year; to the rainforest; to live among aboriginal peoples; to learn to sail, and to skydive. But not today.


BONNIE M. RICHARDS: The worst part of publishing anything is having to submit a bio. Just say I work with the AAI Writing Program here, and that its students (who are typically willing to question authority and challenge their instructors) are among CU's finest.


ADAM J. RODRIGUEZ was born in 1973 and was educated at the University of Michigan where he earned a B.A. in Political Science and studied Literature. He is a writer, journalist and multi-media artist currently residing in New York. He has been pubished in several newspapers and journals.


JULIAN SAMUEL is a transnational writer and filmmaker whose works include short and medium length films and videos: Black Skin; White Masks (1973-79), Dictators (1982), Resisting The Pharaohs (1984; on the Montréal arms-export industry), and Red Star over the Western Press: Archive; Algeria, 1954-62 (1987); poetry Lone Ranger in Pakistan, (1986), The Raft of the Medusa (with Joceylne Doray); and a novel, Passage to Lahore, which weaves together autobiographical reflections on Britain, Lahore, Karachi and French Canada exploring cultural politics, racism, sexual politics, etc., (Mercury Press, 1995). He lives and works in Montreal, Canada.


KIEU TRAN is an undergraduate at the University of Colorado, Boulder.


JACK URQUHART is a proud father to two wonderful teens, Dillon and Devon. A former fiction editor at large for STANDARDS, Mr. Urquhart has recently moved down from the top of the mountains in Boulder, and has engaged himself in all manner of street activism, much to the dismay of his Southern belle mother, who cautions that our Jack's "gonna get trenchmouth from doin' them nasty things." LOL. Silence = Death, Mrs. Urquhart.


JEROLD WHITE is a student at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His work has previously appeared in the Academic Access Institute's literary journal, Belonging.


MIKE YANSAK survived undergraduate studies and earned his teacher's credential, and now holds court in Denver Public School classrooms, where he is admired by many who don't know any better.




 Original Graphics © 1997, 1998 by Jim Davis-Rosenthal

 Text © 1997, 1998 by the STANDARDS Editorial Collective




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