has published seven books or chapbooks of poetry, most recently
Plane Surfaces / Plano de Incidencia (Montreal/Santo Domingo:
CCLEH, 2002). The first edition of her book-length prose poem,
Mothering, received Honorable Mention in poetry in the 1978 Great
Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award competition, a national
first books competition. A second edition of Mothering, including
the related play “Dream of Rain,” was published by Ridgeway Press
in 1996, and an expanded hypertext version of Mothering appeared
in Eastgate Quarterly 2:2, in Summer 1996. She has published poems
and translations in The Hiram Poetry Review, House Organ, Oxalis,
Black Bear Review, The Bridge, Snowy Egret, Chelsea, the Michigan
Quarterly Review, Earth’s Daughters, Moving Out, and other publications.
She founded Saginaw’s Mayapple Press in 1977 (14 titles to date),
and Earth’s Daughters, the oldest U.S. feminist literary magazine
(1971). She received a Fulbright Senior Scholar award to live
in the Dominican Republic from January through July 2002, translating
and studying the poetry of Dominicana women. She is translating
the poems of Cuban poet Dulce María Loynaz (Cervantes Prize, Spain,
1992) and other Cuban women, as well as Dominican poets and authors.
In fall 2002, her book of translations of Loynaz will be published
by White Pine Press (Buffalo, New York) and books of translations
of Dominican women poets and short stories of Hilma Contreras
(Premio Nacional de Literatura, Republica Dominicana, 2001) will
be published by Editora de Colores (Santo Domingo, D.R.) She teaches
English, humanities and Web design at Saginaw Valley State University.
In addition to her poetry, she has published a scholarly anthology,
Retrofitting Blade Runner: Issues in Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner
and Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Popular
Press, Bowling Green State University, 1991) and is active in
scholarship of the fantastic.