Chicago Review, 57: 3 / 4, Winter 2013. Includes Martha Ronk, Amaranth Borsuk, Jesse Seldess,
Frederick Farryl Goodwin, Merrill Gilfillan, Rae Armantrout, Tim Earley, and
Jena Osman, Luisa Valenzuela, xTx, Aeschylus, Michael Donhauser, Karl Larsson,
John Tipton, Andrew Joron, Jennifer Hayashida, Gerald Bruns, Viktor Zhirmunsky
Ron Silliman was born in Pasco, Washington, although his parents stayed there just long enough for his mother to learn that one could step on field mice while walking barefoot through the snow to the outhouse, and for his father to walk away from a plane crash while smuggling alcohol into a dry county. Silliman has written and edited over 30 books, most recently Revelator from BookThug, and had his poetry and criticism translated into 14 languages. Silliman was a 2012 Kelly Writers House Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, and the 2010 recipient of the Levinson Prize,from the Poetry Foundation. His sculpture Poetry (Bury Neon) is permanently on display in the transit center of Bury, Lancashire, and he has a plaque in the walk dedicated to poetry in his home town of Berkeley, although he now lives in Chester County, PA. In 2015, Silliman taught at Haverford College & the University of Pennsylvania & was writer in residence at the Gloucester Writers Center.