Kamarck, Edward (ed.) / Arts in society: the arts of activism
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NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS: Father Daniel Berrigan, S. J., one of the Catonsville 9 draft-resistors, is a poet, theologian, editor and lecturer. Gus Bertha participates in the Organization for Black American Culture in Chicago. Douglas Blazek, at 28 one of the most productive poets of the west coast, has edited such magazines as OLE' and OPEN SKULL. Robert Bly, the author of two important books of poetry- SILENCE IN THE SNOWY FIELDS and THE LIGHT AROUND THE BODY- organized American Writers against the Vietnam War. Robert Chute, poet and Professor of Biology at Bates College, publishes THE SMALL POND, a literary magazine. Bill Costley is a young poet and activist who has helped to edit THE CAMBRIDGE COMMON MUSE, BUSHMAN, THE SMALL POND, and other magazines. James Cunningham identifies himself. "Born a Capricorn poet and essayist in Webster Groves, Missouri, raised in St. Louis and reborn in Chicago during the Detroit Rebellion as a Baldwin-based Black revolutionary transitionalist." David Darst, 26, one of the Catonsville 9 draft-resistors, is a Christian Brother and teacher. Alfred Diggs, a Chicago poet born in 1939 in Waynesboro, Mississippi, has had his poems featured in MUHAMMAD SPEAKS. Fred Ellison is a Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Texas at Austin. Frederick Feirstein is a New York poet and playwright whose work has appeared in off-Broadway productions and in such publications as CHOICE and UNIVERSITY REVIEW. James Forest, one of the Milwaukee 14, is a poet and co-chairman of the Catholic Peace Fellowship. Paul Goodman, poet, novelist, playwright, critic, psychologist, and anarchist philosopher, has had an incalculable influence on the counter-culture. His most recent book of poems is NORTH PERCY (Black Sparrow). Ronald Gross, the author of POP POEMS (Simon and Schuster), A HANDFUL OF CONCRETE (Black Thumb), THE ARTS AND THE POOR (U. S. Office of Education), and other books, is Vice President of the Academy for Educational Development in New York and teaches at the New School for Social Research. Thich Nhat Hanh, the author of VIETNAM POEMS, (Unicorn) and a peace-proposal, VIETNAM: LOTUS IN A SEA OF FIRE, (Beacon) is a Buddhist monk who has been in Paris for the peace talks. James Hazard, author of two books of poetry-THE DAY THE WAR ENDED (Hors Commerce) and THE THIEF OF KISSES (Great Lakes Books), teaches creative writing at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee.