Wisconsin Women Writers of Adult Fiction. (Welch, 1992)


[This bibliography is number 64 in the series "Wisconsin

Bibliographies in Women's Studies" published by the

University of Wisconsin System Women's Studies Librarian's

Office, 430 Memorial Library, 728 State Street, Madison, WI

53706; 608-263-5754; email: the Women's Studies Librarian.]







     WISCONSIN WOMEN WRITERS OF ADULT FICTION AND POETRY 

                       1962 - 1992







        This bibliography in the series WISCONSIN BIBLIOGRAPHIES

IN WOMEN'S STUDIES covers the work of 123 Wisconsin women

authors of adult fiction and poetry who published one or more

books between 1962-1992.  While the focus is on authors of

fiction or poetry, codes beside the names indicate the

writers who have also produced nonfiction or plays.  For

authors who have published many books, the works cited are

selective.

        These Wisconsin writers cannot be classified according

to genres, which range from historical novels to nature

poems, from romances to horror tales.  Nor can their writing

be categorized by a particular place, although each writer

has a Wisconsin connection.  Some were born in Wisconsin, but

others came to this state from as far away as Russia,

Vietnam, India, and South Africa.  At least nine women share

their ethnic heritage through their work: African American,

Native American, Chicana, and Japanese American.

        This bibliography has been compiled so that we may share

the diversity and appreciate the creativity being expressed

by the women of Wisconsin -- both those who grew up in the

neighborhoods of this state as well as those who were

transplanted to Wisconsin communities either permanently or

briefly.

        A list of the sources consulted to compile this

bibliography is included.  Sources of continuing information

on Wisconsin writers are the column "Readable Wisconsin"

appearing annually in an issue of Channel DLS from the

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Division for

Library Services; the Wisconsin Library Association's annual

list of books by Wisconsin authors; and issues of the

Transactions of the  Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts &

Letters.

 

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CRITERIA



Authors were selected on the basis of:



1.  having resided in Wisconsin for at least a year's time;



2.  having published one or more books of fiction or poetry   

    for adults since 1962.



CODES



        F  =  Fiction writer

        NF =  Nonfiction writer

        P  =  Poet

        Pl =  Playwright 





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FOLAMI ABIADE    P             

  (Milwaukee)

       African American poet whose work has appeared in

Gathering  Place of the Waters: 30 Milwaukee Poets (1983), A

Confluence of  Colors (1984), and Winter Nest (1987).  Her

book, There's Magic in  the Dust: We don't need no aspirin,

was published in Milwaukee in 1986.  An MA thesis entitled

Mythology in Film: Can Spike Lee  Bring Something New to the

Table? (1991) is available at the University of

Wisconsin--Milwaukee.



KATHLEEN S. ABRAMS                   F,NF,P

  (Wausau)

       Her book, Rural Route Reflections (1981), has been

described as "a collection of short prose and poetry for the

person who likes to walk the backwoods".  Also writes

nonfiction.



ELLEN AKINS             F

  (Cornucopia)

       Born and raised in South Bend, Indiana.  Lived in

Chicago. Her latest book lists Ms. Akins as the town

constable of Cornucopia, WI.  Has published Home Movie: A

Novel (Simon & Schuster, 1988); Little Woman: A Novel (Harper

& Row, 1990) and World Like a Knife (Johns Hopkins Univ.

Press, 1991) which is a collection of short stories. Her

stories have also appeared in periodicals such as the Georgia

Review and Southwest Review. Winner of the 1989 Whiting

Writer's Award and Ingram Merrill Foundation Award as well as

a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.



JO BARTELS ALDERSON (1930 -    )                       NF,P,Pl

  (Janesville, Oshkosh)

       Born in Janesville, WI.  A published poet, play reviewer,

editor, free-lance writer and playwright.  Her publications

include a trilogy of poetry books entitled Owls, Owls Too and

II, and Tri-Owls (Company for Wisconsin Arts Press 1980,

1984, 1988). Tri-Owls was the 1st place winner in the poetry

division of the 1988 National Federation of Press Women's

Communications Competition.  Past president and member of the

board of directors for both the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets

and the Council of Wisconsin Writers.



PAT ALEA (1945-     )                    P

  (Lake Geneva, Milwaukee)

       Born in Chicago, grew up in Kansas City, went to school

in Milwaukee.  Currently, she's living on a farm in Lake

Geneva, WI. Has published poetry in various small magazines.

Her poetry also appeared in A Change in the Weather: Midwest

Women Poets (1978) which credited her with one book of poetry

entitled Terrarium.



SHIRLEY BOWERS ANDERS                    P

  (Fox Valley)

       Writer-in-residence at UW-Fox Valley.  Poetry published

in several journals and two chapbooks, Shirley Anders: Poems

(1984) and The Bus Home (1986).  Received the North Carolina

Arts Fellowship in 1985 and a Devins Award from the

University of Wisconsin Press in 1986.



ELIZABETH BALESTRIERI                    P,F

  (Milwaukee)

       Taught creative writing and composition at UW-Milwaukee.

Prize winning chapbook is entitled Flowers of the Mouth,

Birds of  the Eyes (Bucksnort Press, 1986). Her thesis

entitled

Geo-graphics: A Novel, Stories, Poems (1986) is available at

the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.



BETTIANNE BALLWEG                 P

       Her poetry appeared in The Heel of Her Skirt (1976) and

her publication Echoes; The Funeral; No, Roses; Pills (too

many)  (Evanscent Press, 1977).



SUSAN BARTELS.  See Susan Bartels Ludvigson.



MARGARET BENBOW (1944 -    )                         P

  (Madison)

       Born in Wisconsin.  Attended school in Madison in the

late 1960s.  Her poetry has appeared in many literary

journals as well as anthologies such as The Journey Home

(1989).  She has had two chapbooks published:  Poems by

Margaret Benbow and Bride and Bear  (Quixote Press).



SALLY BENFORADO (1924 -     )                         F,P

  (Madison)

       Born in New York state.  Moved to Wisconsin over 20 years

ago.  She is a free-lance writer and teacher who works with

the UW-Madison Continuing Education and Creative Arts/Over

Sixty.  In 1987, received an award from the Council of

Wisconsin Writers for her collection of short fiction

entitled Bring Me A Story  (Floricanto Press, 1986).  Has had

poems published in Feminist  Connection, Writing Women, and

Madison Area Writers Anthology.



MARTHA BERGLAND (1945 -    )                         F,P

  (Milwaukee, Glendale)

       Born in Oklahoma City, OK.  Earned an M.A. from

UW-Milwaukee in 1976.  An instructor in English at Milwaukee

Area Technical College since 1984, her publications include A

Farm Under a Lake  (novel published by Graywolf Press, 1989);

and a chapbook entitled Fish (Nemesis Press, 1975).  Her

short story, "An Embarrassment of Ordinary Riches" won the

Council of Wisconsin Writers annual contest in 1987, was

included in the Pushcart Prize XII and listed as one of "One

Hundred Other Distinguished Stories" in The Best  American

Short Stories 1987.



ELAINE BERGSTROM                F

  (Milwaukee)

       The Wisconsin Library Association has Bergstrom listed as

a Wisconsin author.  Her tales of horror are Shattered Glass,

Blood  Alone, and Blood Rites (Jove, 1989, 1990, 1991).



LOIS BERTOLINO (1947 -    )                        P

   (Madison)

       Her poetry has appeared in a variety of journals as well

as the anthology New Poetry Out of Wisconsin (1969).  At one

time, she worked for the Madison Public Library.  Her

collection of poetry entitled Garden of Eve was published by

Abraxas Press in 1968.



MARJORIE M(ARKS) BITKER (1901 - 1990)     F,P,NF

  (Milwaukee)

       Born in New York City, graduate of Barnard College, began

professional writing career as an occasional journalist while

working on her master's degree at Columbia University. 

Married, had three daughters.  Moved to Milwaukee in 1957. 

Wrote book reviews for the Milwaukee Journal.  Under her

maiden name, Marks, has published stories in the New Yorker

and Parents Magazine.  Her publications include Kindle an

Inward Sun: Poems for the New Year  (1984), Thanks for Giving

and Other Poems (1990) as well as the novels A Different

Flame and Gold of Evening (Popular Library, 1976, 1975).  She

was a board member of the Council of Wisconsin Writers from

1970 through 1977.  Also listed as a founder and past

president of the Friends of Wisconsin Libraries and the

Friends of Milwaukee Public Library.



GRACE BOGSTEAD               P

  (Milwaukee, Oconto County)

       A native of Oconto County in northern Wisconsin, Bogstead

published a book of poetry entitled God's Reflections Shine

On Me  (1977).  A review in the Wisconsin Academy Review

(June 1978) noted these poems were "moving, direct

expressions of her religious feelings".



JAI BRETT           P

  (Milwaukee)

        A former journalist who has lived in England, Brett with

Nancy Nunn published Close But Not Touching (Spindrift Press,

1986).  26 poems in the collection were written by Brett.



JANET KAY BRICE (1954 -    )                          P

  (Reedsville, Baraboo)

       Born in Reedsville, WI.  Her book of poetry, Sweet and

Flaky,  was published by Shepard Publishing in 1984.



HAZEL F. BRIGGS.  See Hazel Rice.



MARY BRINGLE             F

       Wisconsin Library Association identified this writer as a

former Wisconsinite.  Currently, lives in New York and has

written a number of mysteries including The Footpath Murder; 

Hacks at  Lunch: A Novel of the Literary Life and Murder Most

Gentrified.



GWENDOLYN BROOKS (1917 -    )                         P,F

  (Madison)

       Poet and novelist.  Taught poetry at a number of colleges

and universities including UW-Madison in 1969.  She was the

first black author to win a Pulitzer Prize in Poetry in 1950

for Annie  Allen.  New York Times Book Review article by Toni

Cade Bambara notes that Brooks "has been applauded for

revelations of the African experience in America,

particularly her sensitive portraits of black women".



INGA GILSON CALDWELL (1897 -    )                       P

  (Oshkosh, Waupaca)

       Attended Oshkosh State Teacher's College (now University

of Wisconsin) in 1924-25.  Was a school teacher for 20 years

in Waupaca, WI.  A charter member of the Wisconsin Fellowship

of Poets and the Wisconsin Regional Writers Association, her

books of poetry are entitled Still Waters (Bruce Humphries,

1950), Giants  in My Valley, and Jonquils in December

(Douglas-West, 1971, 1974). 



JACKIE CALHOUN               F

  (Laona)

       Born and raised in Wisconsin, lived in Indiana for 27

years, moved back to Wisconsin 1987.  Divides her time

between home and her cottage.  Her first novel, Lifestyles,

was published by Naiad Press in 1990.



ROBIN S. CHAPMAN (1942 -    )                         P

  (Madison)

       Has published poetry in journals such as Nimrod and

Poetry as well as being a frequent contributor to the

Wisconsin Academy  Review.  Her publications include

Distance, Rate, Time: Poems and Learning to Talk: Poems

(Fireweed, 1989, 1991).  She received a 1990 Wisconsin Arts

Board Development Award in Poetry.  Ms. Chapman teaches

courses in children's language development at the UW-Madison.



KELLY CHERRY                                     F,NF,P

  (Madison)

       Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Cherry has been a

professor in English and writer-in-residence at University of

Wisconsin- Madison since 1977.  Author of several books of

poetry including Lovers & Agnostics, Natural Theology, and

Relativity: A Point of  View as well as five novels.  Has

received a number of awards including being named a Notable

Wisconsin Author in 1991 by the Wisconsin Library

Association.  WLA also recognized her for Outstanding

Achievement for her book My Life & Dr. Joyce Brothers:  A

Novel in Stories (Algonquin, 1990).   The Exiled Heart: A 

Meditative Autobiography was published in 1991.



LAURA CHESTER (1949 -    )                       NF,P

  (Oconomowoc Lake)

       Once a resident of Wisconsin as listed in the Directory

of American Poets (1973 edition).  Her books of poetry

include The  All Night Salt Licks (Tribal Press, 1972) and

Free Rein (Burning Deck, 1988).



JOSIE CHURCHILL (1895 -    )                         F

  (Westby)

       At the age of 84 wrote Dirt Roads: A Collection of

Stories  (LaCrosse Tribune/Crescent Printing, 1981) which

were based on her childhood in Vernon County near Dell,

Wisconsin.  Has also written the sequel, Among the Hills.



LENORE MCCOMAS COBERLY (1925 -    )                             

P,NF

  (Madison)

       Native of West Virginia, has traveled extensively in the

Far East, had one of her poems published in China, teaches

poetry writing to the elderly in Madison where she lives. 

Her two collections of poetry are Drink From a Sulphur Well

(Pieris Japonica Press, 1973) and Belonging (Fireweed Press,

1989).  Has also written nonfiction.



DAISY CUBIAS            P

  (Milwaukee)

       Cubias is originally from El Salvador and has traveled

extensively in Central America with her bilingual poetry.

Currently, lives and works in Milwaukee.  Her poems have

appeared in A Confluence of Colors (1984), Variedades

Magazine and Catholic  Worker.  Her book, Children of War:

Poems of Love, Pain, Hope and  Determination = Los Hijos de

la Guerra, was published in both Managua and the United

States (1989).



SHARON CURTIS (1951 -     )                    F

  (Madison, Milwaukee, Waukesha)

       Born in Dahran, Saudia Arabia, immigrated to the United

States, naturalized citizen, attended the UW-Madison.  Writes

romances with co-author Thomas Dale Curtis under the

pseudonym, Laura London.  Books include A Heart Too Proud

(1978) and The  Wildflower (1984).



DOROTHY DALTON (1915 - dec)                        P

  (Green Bay, Menasha)

       Born in New York City, she earned a B.S.A. at the

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, did post graduate study at

Columbia University and later lived in Menasha, WI for many

years.  Her four volumes of poetry were Poems (Olivant Press

1967), Midnight  and Counting (Charas Press 1973), The Moon

Rides Witness (Wolfsong 1978) and Unfinished and Holding

(1984).  Her poetry also appeared in journals and anthologies

such as And Her Name Shall Be Demeter:  An Anthology of Fox

River Valley Women Poets.



XUAN MAI DANG              P

       Vietnamese poet whose work appears in A Confluence of

Colors  and Winter Nest.  Published Tinh Tho Trong Mat Ngoc

or The Love of  Poetry is in Your Eyes (Van Hoc, CA 1982).



FRANCES DAVIES.  See Leone Lewesohn.



PEGGY HANSEN DOPP                 F

  (Wild Rose)

       Co-authored with Barbara Fitz Vroman the book, Tomorrow

is a  River (1977), which won the Council of Wisconsin

Writers Award for Fiction.  The novel is about life in

nineteenth century Wisconsin. Dopp lives in Wild Rose,

Wisconsin which is a few miles from the Tomorrow River.



MADELEINE DORAN (1905 -     )                         P,NF

  (Madison)

       Professor Emeritus in English of the UW-Madison.  Her

book of poetry, Time's Foot, won the 1975 Banta Award given

by the Wisconsin Library Association which also named her a

Notable Wisconsin Author in 1980.  Other publications include

Something  About Swans: Essays (University of Wisconsin

Press, 1973).  Also written nonfiction.  An interview with

the author is in the oral history project located in the

UW-Madison archives collection.



MARJORIE DORNER (1942 -     )                         F,Pl

  (Luxemburg, DePere, Milwaukee, Oshkosh)

       Born in Luxemburg, WI.  She earned her B.A. from St.

Norbert College in DePere, her M.A. from Marquette University

and her Ph.D. from Purdue University.  Taught English at

UW-Oshkosh and St. Norbert College.  Currently teaching at

Winona State University in Winona MN.  Her novels include

Family Closets  (McGraw-Hill 1989), Freeze Frame (Morrow

1990) and Winter Roads,  Summer Fields (Milkweed 1991).



SUE DORO (1937 -    )                    F,P

  (Milwaukee)

       Once a member of the Milwaukee Chapter of the Feminist

Writer's Guild, her books are Of Birds and Factories

(People's Books & Crafts 1983); Heart, Home and Hard Hats:

The Non-  traditional Work & Words of a Woman Machinist &

Mother (Midwest Villages & Voices 1986); and Blue Collar

Goodbyes (1992).



SUSAN HERR ENGBERG (1940 -    )                           F

  (Appleton, Milwaukee)

       Born in Dubuque, Iowa.  Earned a B.A. from Lawrence

University in Appleton in 1962.  Since college, she has lived

in New York, Connecticut, Illinois and Iowa.  In 1979, moved

back to Wisconsin with her husband and two daughters.  Her

collection of short stories, Pastorale (Univ. of Illinois

Press 1982), won the 1983 Banta Award from the Wisconsin

Library Association.  The titles of her other collections are

A Stay by the River (Viking 1985) and Sarah's Laughter and

Other Stories (Knopf 1991).  Has also published short stories

in such publications as Ploughshares  and Prairie Schooner.



ROSE ESTES            F

       Writer ofscience.html fiction/fantasy novels.  Authored eight

of the Dungeons and Dragon series.  Other titles include

Blood of the  Tiger and Brother to the Lion, each a volume of

the Saga of the Lost Lands.



SARAH WEBSTER FABIO (1928 - 1979)                            P,Pl

  (Madison)

       Black playwright, poet, and a professor of Afro-American

literature born in Nashville, TN.  She taught creative

writing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1978

shortly before her death.  One of her publications was

entitled A Mirror : A Soul  (1969) was a 2 part volume of

poems.



HELEN FAHRBACH (1919 -                )    P

  (Neenah, Menasha)



       Born in Neenah, WI, she lived in Menasha where she worked

as a special services librarian.  Ms. Fahrbach has retired,

lives and writes in Neenah, teaches creative writing

workshops and is active in writing organizations across the

state.   Her two collections are entitled No One Rides the

Carousel & Other Poems (Butte Des Morts Press 1978 and A

Thousand Journeys: Poems (Perin Press 1989).  Has also had

poems published in various journals including the Wisconsin

Academy Review.



JEAN FERACA (1943 -    )                      P

  (Madison)

       Born in New York City, she has been with Wisconsin Public

Radio since 1984.  She produces and hosts a daily call-in

talk show.  Her poetry has appeared in several journals

including the special issue of the Wisconsin Academy of

Sciences, Arts and Letters entitled Wisconsin Poetry (1991). 

Her collection of poetry, South from Rome: Il Mezzogiorno was

published by Larkspur Press in 1976.  She is the winner of

the 1975 Discovery Award.



ANN EVELYN FILEMYR                  P,NF

  (Milwaukee)

       Once a member of the Milwaukee chapter of the Feminist

Writer's Guild, her publications include Journey of Hags:

Come  With Me, This Is Our Journey and Like All Journeys, It

is a  Circle, a Cycle, a Revolution, a Dance (Wicked Witch of

the Midwest 1981) and Thinking (P. Scobey's Vintage Press

1987). Also has written nonfiction.



SUSAN FIRER (1948 -    )                      P

  (Milwaukee)

       Teaches at the UW-Milwaukee and has been awarded an

Academy of American Poets prize and a Wisconsin Arts Board

Fellowship. Her poetry has appeared in a variety of journals

and anthologies such as A Change in the Weather: Midwest

American Poets (1978). Her collections are entitled Her Hands

Were Old & Other Poems  (Albatross Press 1972) and My Life

With the Tsar & Other Poems  (New Rivers Press 1979).



VICTORIA FORD              P

  (Dane County)

       Her work has appeared in the Wisconsin Academy Review and

the Wisconsin Poets Calendar 1987.  Ford was a co-winner in

the First Dane County Poetry Competition.  Her collection is

entitled Following the Swans (Fireweed 1988).



RUTH MARY FOX              P,NF

  (Racine, Milwaukee, Madison)

       A professor emeritus of the University of

Wisconsin-Milwaukee who has also taught at Edgewood College

in Madison.  A collection of her poetry, Some Did Return, was

published by Wakebrooks House in 1976.  Her poetry also

appeared in a variety of magazines as well as the anthology

New Poetry Out of Wisconsin (1969).



RONA GAHR           P

  (Milwaukee)

        Her poetry has appeared in several anthologies including

Poetry Out of Wisconsin V (1980).  She has had one book, Mood 

Poetry for Mother (Triton Press 1978), published .  She lives

in Milwaukee.



MARGARET GEORGE               F

  (Madison)

       Born in Nashville, TN, her early childhood was spent

overseas in such places as Taiwan, Israel and Germany because

her father was a career diplomat.  George  has lived in

Wisconsin since 1975 when her husband joined the faculty of

the UW Medical School in Madison.  Her first novel, The

Autobiography of Henry VIII (St. Martin's Press 1986) won the

1987 Banta Award given by the Wisconsin Library Association.



BARBARA BROWNE GIBSON (1930 -    )                        P,NF

  (Milwaukee)

       Her poetry appeared in New Poetry Out of Wisconsin (1969)

which noted she was in the English Department at the

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  Her books include Say My

Name (Cronopios 1963) and In The Water of Crystal Lake I

Float Free (Morgan Press, 1969).  The latter volume was also

illustrated by the author.  She co-authored Our Bedroom's

Underground: Poems (Kenwood 1963) with Morgan Gibson.



NOREEN GILPATRICK                 F

       Currently living in Wisconsin, her book Piano Man (St.

Martin's Press 1991) was chosen as the Best First Traditional

Mystery in the First Annual St. Martin's Press Malice

Domestic Contest.  The setting for this mystery is the Puget

Sound from where she was transplanted.



MARIA GITIN (1946 -    )                      P,NF

  (Madison)

       Born in Petaluma, CA, she now lives and teaches English

in California.  She attended the University of

Wisconsin-Madison in 1972-73 (finished her B.A. at Antioch

University 1979).  Her poetry has appeared in the anthology

In Touch: Poems by Women  (1972) as well as in her two

collections entitled Little Movies  (Ithaca House 1975) and

Night Shift (Blue Wind Press 1977).   Has also published a

cookbook.



IEFKE GOLDBERGER                P

  (Madison, Milwaukee)

       Born of Dutch parents in Spain, she was educated in

Utrecht, The Hague and Amsterdam.  Moved to California in

1957 and to Wisconsin in 1960.  At one time, Goldberger

taught Dutch at the UW-Madison as well as working as a

librarian in the Rare Book Department of Memorial Library. 

Has since moved to Milwaukee. Her poetry has appeared in

several journals such as Delta (The Netherlands) and Lynx. 

Her poetry collections are entitled The  Catch (1982) and The

Weeping Crab (Sol Press 1984).



JUDY GREENSPAN               P

  (Milwaukee)

       Greenspan is listed in the Wisconsin section of the

Directory of American Poets and Fiction Writers.  Her poetry

collections are entitled We Are All Lesbians and To Lesbians

Everywhere (Violet Press 1972, 1976).



JANE HAMILTON (1957 -                )      F

       Lives, works and writes in an orchard farmhouse in

Wisconsin. Her novel, The Book of Ruth (Anchor Books 1988),

won both the 1989 Banta Award from the Wisconsin Library

Association as well as the 1989 PEN/Ernest Hemingway

Foundation award for best first novel.

Her short stories have also appeared in Harper's magazine.



PORTIA HANSON              P

  (Milwaukee)

       Her chapbook, Of Water (Valhalla Publications 1986), was

reviewed in the Wisconsin Academy Review of Books (1987). 

The review noted that Hanson was a Ph.D. candidate at the

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.



CONSTANCE OLSON HAYES                    F,NF

  (Stoughton)

       Grew up in Stoughton, WI.  Lived in Washington D.C. area

for most of her married life.  She published The Lure of New

York &  Other Stories in 1975 and The Mood of Youth & Other

Stories in 1986.  Has also written an autobiography.



INEZ HERNANDEZ               P

       A Chicana/Native American poet of Nez Perce heritage

whose poems appeared in Winter Nest (1987).  Her publications

include Con Razon Corazon or No Wonder My Heart (1980).  She

now lives in Davis, California.



P. C. HODGELL (Patricia Christine 1951 -    )                     

               F

  (Oshkosh)

       Born in Des Moines, she was a teacher of English at

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh from 1981 to 1985.  She has

been working on her Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota.  As

a writer of fantasy novels, her publications include God

Stalk (1982).



ELLEN HUNNICUTT               F

  (Big Bend, Milwaukee)

       Born in Indiana, she has lived with her family in Big

Bend, Wisconsin for over 20 years.  Gives piano lessons and

has taught creative writing at Waukesha County Technical

College and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  Her

publication, In the Music  Library (University of Pittsburgh

1987) is a collection of short stories which won the 1988

Drue Heinz Literary prize.  Her first novel, Suite for

Calliope (Walker & Co. 1987), was the 1988 winner of the

Wisconsin Library Association Banta Award.



MYRTLE COOK JACKSON                 P

  (Knapp, Shawano, Stevens Point, Eau Claire, Green Bay)

       Graduate of Stevens Point State Teacher's Normal School

and Eau Claire State.  She originally "wrote out" for her

first Teacher Certificate in 1907 when she graduated from

grade school. Began publishing poetry in the 1940s and was

included in Poetry  Out of Wisconsin V (1980).  Her

collections are The Butternut Tree  (Christopher 1970),

Trillium & Mayflowers (1967) and Sunshine on  the Trees

(Windfall Press 1962).  In 1980, she was a resident of Green

Bay.



TERESA KENNEDY (1953 -    )                        F,NF

  (Madison)

       Attended the UW-Madison where she majored in dramatics

and creative writing.  Has worked as an assistant literary

agent, a free-lance editor and a professional fortune-teller. 

Currently, she resides in New York.  Two of her short stories

appear in Wisconsin Images (Wisconsin Arts Board 1978).  She

has published a novel entitled Baby Todd and the Rattlesnake

Stradivarius (St. Martin's Press 1987).  Also has written

young adult novels under the pseudonym Kate Vickery.



MARY KIRCHOFF              F

  (East Troy)

       The Wisconsin Library Association identified Ms. Kirchoff

as a Wisconsin writer.  She writes fantasy novels such as

Kendermore  which is a volume in the Dragonlance series.



JUDITH KIRKWOOD               P

       Her poem, "Dear Paul", is included in the Hometown Poets

on Wisconsin Rag series published by Small Planets Press in

1991. Her collection of poetry entitled The Climate of Dreams

was also published by Small Planets Press in 1979.



MARY KITTREDGE (1949 -    )                        F,NF

  (Milwaukee)

        This mystery writer was identified as a Wisconsin writer

by the Wisconsin Library Association.  Her books include Dead

and  Gone (Walker 1989); Fatal Diagnosis: An Edwina Crusoe

Mystery (St. Martin's Press 1990); and Barbara McClintock

(Chelsea House 1991). 



CHARYL KNEEVERS               P

  (Milwaukee)

       Once a member of the Milwaukee chapter of the Feminist

Writer's Guild, she has published one collection of poetry

entitled Heartwood Echoes (Singing Stone Press 1983).



ELLEN KORT (1936 -    )                     P,F,NF

  (Glenwood, Clintonville, Menomonie, Appleton)

       Born in Glenwood, raised in Menomonie, lives in Appleton.

A mother of six children who has worked as an assistant

manager and talk show host on a radio station in Appleton. 

She has written poetry, short stories, articles, humorous

essays, and children's books as well as editing an anthology

of Fox Valley Women Poets entitled And Her Name is Demeter

(1981).  The Wisconsin Academy Review states in the review of

her collection, There Is Something Ancient Here (Woelfinger

Press 1986),  that hers is "a voice resonant with Wisconsin

country sounds and images, and her readers are blessed with

poetry that explores not only her past but the past of us

all".



CATHERINE M. KRUEGER (1908 -    )                       F,NF

  (Howards Grove)

       A Wisconsin writer as identified by the Wisconsin Library

Association, her publications include Songs in the Night &

Other  Stories (Vintage Press 1975) and Mother Was a Bachelor

(Vantage 1983).  She has also published a biography of her

husband, Arthur Michael Krueger (1910-1973), a United Church

of Christ clergyman, entitled Letters to Art: A Biography of

Sorrow, A Celebration of  Hope (Vantage 1978).



PEG CARLSON LAUBER (1938 -    )                           P

  (Eau Claire)

       Born in Detroit, she now teaches creative writing and

women's literature at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. 

Her poetry has been published in a variety of journals and

anthologies such as A Change in the Weather: Midwest Women

Poets (Rhiannon Press 1978) which she also edited.  Her

chapbooks are entitled Locked in  the Wayne County Courthouse

(Rhiannon Press) and Wonderful Things  Refuse to Happen in

Grand Rapids (Piirto Press 1979). 



MARY (BARTELT) LEADER                     F,NF

  (Milwaukee, Shorewood, Mequon)

       Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Earned an A.A. degree from

the University of San Antonio, a B.A. from the University of

Texas, and her M.A. from the University of

Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  She worked as a reporter for the

Milwaukee Journal during World War II; as a news and feature

writer as well as theater reviewer for the Cedarburg News

Graphic; and as an actress in a touring company of "Women of

Destiny".  Each of her two novels, Triad (1973) and Salem's

Children (Leisure Books 1979), contain elements of the

supernatural.



LEONE LEWESOHN               F

  (Milwaukee)

       Under the pseudonym, Frances Davies, writes romances for

the lines Second Chance At Love and Harlequin.



ANGELA LOBO-COBB                P

  (Madison)

       Madison poet and lecturer.  Has edited and contributed to

A  Confluence of Colors: The First Anthology of Minority

Wisconsin  Poets (1984) and Winter Nest: A Poetry Anthology

of Midwestern  Women Poets of Color (1987).  Her book, Roots

and Rootlessness:  Poems of Indian History, Change and

Migratory Experience was published by the Writers Workshop of

Calcutta in 1983.  She has lectured on poetry in India,

Europe and the USA.



LAURA LONDON.  See Sharon Curtis.



SUSAN BARTELS LUDVIGSON (1942 -    )              P   

  (Rice Lake)

       In Contemporary Authors, Ludvigson writes, "I was born

and grew up in a small northern Wisconsin town, Rice Lake --

a place that continues to fascinate me and that figures in

many of my poems".  Writing under the name Susan Bartels, her

books include Step Carefully into the Night (1976) and

Northern Lights (1981).



FRANCES MAY             P

  (Sturgeon Bay)

       A past president of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets,

her collection entitled Night Letters (1971) won a Wisconsin

Press Association Award.  She has also published in poetry

journals and anthologies such as Poetry Out of Wisconsin V

(1980).



JERI MCCORMICK (1934 -     )                         P,NF

  (Madison)

       Spent her childhood in the Kentucky Cumberlands.  A

Wisconsin resident since 1970, she received an M.S. at the

UW-Madison, teaches creative writing at senior centers and

works as an editor in the State Department of Administration. 

The poetry in her chapbook, The Sun Rides in Your Ribcage

(Fireweed 1987), uses a variety of fairy tale images.  Her

poems have also appeared in journals such as the Wisconsin

Academy Review and Abraxas. 



EVE MERRIAM (1916 -1992)                       P,F,NF,Pl

  (Madison)

       Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Attended Cornell

University, University of Pennsylvania (A.B. 1937) with

graduate study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and

Columbia University.  Lives in New York.  The author of more

than 40 books for adults and children.  She has won many

awards for her poetry as well as an Obie Award from Village

Voice in 1976 for her play, "The Club".  Her poetry

collections include The Double Bed: From  the Feminine Side;

The Inner City Mother Goose; The Nixon Poems  and Montgomery,

Alabama, Money Mississippi and Other Places.



EDNA K. MEUDT (1906 - 1989)                        P,Pl

  (Wyoming Valley)

       Born on a farm in Wyoming Valley, Wisconsin and a

life-long resident of Wisconsin.  She was a teacher,

lecturer, editor and writer who published six books of poetry

and two plays.  She received several awards including the

National League of American Pen Women prize in 1976 for her

collection of poems, The  Ineluctable Sea; the Council for

Wisconsin Writers prize in 1977 for Promised Land; and the

University of Wisconsin award of distinction in 1978.



MARTHA MIHALYI (1953 -    )                        P

       Her poetry has appeared in a special issue of the

Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters entitled

Wisconsin Poetry  (1991).   She has been awarded a Wisconsin

Arts Board Fellowship, a Minnesota Loft Mentor Award, a Lake

Superior Contemporary Writer's Award (twice) and a Devine

Fellowship.  Her two books are The Woman in the Glass House

Speaks (Stone and Water Press) and Bloodflowers (Red Weather

Press).



LAUREL MILLS             P

  (Neenah)

       Born in Maine, Mills has lived in Neenah for more that 10

years.  The Wisconsin Library Association cited her book My

Gull  is My Divining Rod with an Outstanding Achievement

Recognition in 1986.  Her home is near Horicon Marsh, a

wildlife refuge for Canadian Geese on their annual migration

which is reflected in the images in her second book of poetry

Canada Geese Coming Home  (Woelfinger Press 1986).



KYOKO MORI (1957 -    )                     F,P

  (Milwaukee, DePere)

       Earned her Ph.D in English/Creative Writing from the

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and teaches at St. Norbert

College in DePere.  Her poetry was featured in Sing Heavenly

Muse  #15: Three Womem Poets and in the South Florida Poetry

Review  (Winter 1987).  Has also published a book of short

fiction entitled The Ritual in Roses and Silk (Morgan Press).



LORRIE MOORE (Marie Lorena 1957 -    )                   F

  (Madison)

       Creative writing professor at the UW-Madison.  Her

collections of short stories, Self-Help (Knopf 1985) was

honored by the Wisconsin Library Association with an

Outstanding Achievement Recogition in 1986.  Her other

collections are Anagrams (Knopf 1986) and Like Life (Knopf

1990).



LUCINDA OAKLAND MORKEN (1906 -    )                         P,NF

  (Ettrick, Wausau, Taylor, Blair)

       A member of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, her books

include Lines Across My Sky (Windy Row Press 1972) and Women

of  Spirit (Morken 1986).  During her career as a high school

English teacher, she taught in Wausau, Taylor and Blair

Wisconsin. Resides in her pioneer grandparents' farm.



ANDREA MUSHER              P

  (Madison, Whitewater)

       Originally from the East Coast,  Musher has lived in and

around Madison for over 12 years.  The biography in the

anthology, Eleven Wisconsin Poets: A Whitewater Poetry

Sampler, states she has supported her "habit of writing

poetry with a variety of paying jobs including making

omelettes, acting in a dinner theater, teaching and helping

to establish a postsecondary education program in two state

prisons".   Several of her poems have been published by

private presses including Poem for the  Maple Leaves

(Flatlands Press 1982) which she wrote soon after coming to

Wisconsin.



DIANE NICHOLS              P

  (Oconto)

       An author of poetry, fiction and free-lance articles, her

publication entitled This Sunheart, This Me was published by

Shelters Press in 1976.  Nichols was one of the founders and

the chief editor of Primipara, a journal for and by Wisconsin

women which was published between 1974 and 1984.



LORINE NIEDECKER (1903 - 1970)                          P

  (Fort Atkinson, Beloit, Madison)

       She lived for most of her life on the Rock River near

Fort Atkinson.  Attended Beloit College for two years after

graduating from high school in 1922.  She also briefly lived

in Madison writing for WHA radio.   From This Condensery: The

Complete  Writings of Lorine Niedecker (edited by Robert J.

Bertholf and published in 1985) won the 1986 Banta Award

given by the Wisconsin Library Association.  The WLA had

already named Niedecker a Notable Wisconsin Author in 1978. 

Other publications include My  Life By Water: Collected

Poems, 1936-1968 (Fulcrum Press, 1970) and Blue Chicory

(Elizabeth Press, 1976).



NANCY NUNN             P

       Published with Jai Brett a collection of poetry entitled

Close But Not Touching (Spindrift Press 1986).  Eighteen

poems in this collection were written by Nunn.  She's makes a

living in real estate sales.



JOYCE CAROL OATES (1938 -     )                        F,NF,P,Pl

  (Madison)

       Ms. Oates lived in Madison for one year (1960-61) while

earning an M.A. in English as the University of Wisconsin. 

She has received many awards including the National Book

Award for Fiction in 1970 for them.



MARSHA PARKER (1952 -    )                       

  (Milwaukee, Madison, Beloit, New Berlin)

       Born in Milwaukee.  Attended UW-Madison and Beloit

College. She has been a writer and farmer in New Berlin since

1979.  Her first novel Ghosts was published by Dutton in

1982.



MARIAN PAUST             P,NF

  (Richland Center)

       A charter and life member of the Wisconsin Fellowship of

Poets, Paust has had several books of poetry published

including Honey To Be Savored (1968), Everybody Beats a Drum

(1970) and New  Poems Hung Up to Dry (197?).  She also has

been a member of the Wisconsin Regional Writers Association

since 1949.



ANGELA J. PECKENPAUGH (1942 -    )                            P

  (Milwaukee, Whitewater)

       Born in Richmond, Virginia, she moved to Milwaukee in

1968 and to Whitewater in 1982.  Currently an associate

professor of English at the UW-Whitewater, her poems have

been publishied in both journals and anthologies such as

Eleven Wisconsin Poets  (1987).  Her books of poetry include

A Book of Charms (Barnwood) and Discovering the Mandala (Lake

& Prairies Press).  She has received a Wisconsin Arts Board

Grant and honorable mentions from the Council of Wisconsin

Writers.  The last few years she has been performing a series

of poems about women artists call "Courage and Color,

Creating Beyond Convention".



GRETA CELIA LAGRO POTTER (1894 - 1981)                    P

  (West Superior)

       Born in West Superior, Wisconsin, Greta Potter was

included in the book Wisconsin Women: A Gifted Heritage

(1982).  Her publications include Chequamegon View Hilltop

and Other Poems  (1977).



ANNE POWERS.  See Anne Powers Schwartz.



PENNY PRITZL            P

  (Milwaukee)

       The Wisconsin Library Association identified her as a

Wisconsin author with the publication of her book of poetry

entitled Tracing the Heartline (1990).  A previous

collection, Tonight There Is a Pattern was published by the

author in 1986 in New Mexico.



SARA LINDSAY RATH (1941-     )                          P,NF,Pl

  (Manawa, Gay Mills, Boscobel, Madison)

       Born in Manawa, Wisconsin, she earned a B.A. in English

from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.F.A. in

writing from Vermont College, Vermont.  Currently living in

Boston, her books of poetry are entitled Whatever Happened to

Fats Domino & Other  Poems (Wisconsin House 1971); Cosmic

Virgin (Wisconsin House 1973); and Remembering the Wilderness

(Northword 1983) which was the winner of the 1984 Banta Award

from the Wisconsin Library Association.  Rath has also won

awards for her nonfiction and teleplays written for WHA-TV.



GEORGIA JO RESSMEYER (1947 -     )                            F

    (Milwaukee)

       After growing up in a parsonage on Long Island, she also

lived in Indiana, Chicago, Toyko, New Haven and Milwaukee. 

Once a member of the Milwaukee chapter of the Feminist

Writers Guild, the author's note in her book Bernice: A

Comedy in Letters (Metis Press 1984) reads "besides writing,

her careers have included shearing Christmas trees, teaching

English as a second language, practicing law, and organizing

women.  She likes writing best. She loves women.  Her sexual

preference is the Midwest".



HAZEL RICE  (1896 -    )                     F,P

  (Madison)

       Writes under the name of Hazel F. Briggs.  Publications

include Mary Carter on Behalf of the Aunts: A Novella (Rice

Publication, 1979; appeared in serial form in the Wisconsin

Academy Review in 1978) and I'll Tell You Tomorrow and Other 

Stories (Northword, 1983).  Also an interview with the author

is a part of an oral history project in the UW-Madison

archives collection.



SHEILA ROBERTS                F,NF

  (Milwaukee)

       Originally from South Africa, she moved to Michigan in

1977 after her first novel, He's My Brother (reprinted in

U.S. as Johannesburg Requiem) was banned by the South African

government for obscenity and political content.  In 1986, she

relocated again to teach at the University of

Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  Most of her books and short stories

have been published in South Africa. Besides her creative

work, she is the author of many articles on South African

literature.  Roberts became a U.S. citizen in 1990.



LISA RUFFOLO            F

  (Milwaukee, Madison)

   Born in Milwaukee, she earned a B.A. from the UW-Madison

in 1979 and an M.A. from Johns Hopkins University in 1980. 

Her short story collection, Holidays (New Rivers Press 1986),

was reviewed in the Wisconsin Academy Review of Books

(September 1988) as being "tightly crafted story-telling". 

At the time of the review, Ruffolo was teaching writing

part-time at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  The author

also has had stories published in the Madison Review.  She

received a Wisconsin Arts Board Fellowship in 1984.



JESSICA KAWASUNA SAIKI                   F

  (Watertown)

       She grew up in a Japanese community in Hawaii.  Her first

book, Once, A Lotus Garden and Other Stories, depicts life in

the small Japanese-Hawaiin community of Lunalilo during the

1930's and 1940's.  Her second book, From the Lanai: And

Other Hawaii Stories  was published by New Rivers Press in

1991.  Also an accomplished artist, she has illustrated each

of her books.  A longtime resident of Watertown, Wisconsin,

the author has recently moved to Denver, Colorado.



KAY SAUNDERS             P,NF

  (Appleton)

       A native of Michigan now living in Appleton, her poetry

has been published in journals such as American Bard and

Primipara. A Whippoorwill Calls For Memories (Post Printing

1982) and Only  the Footprints Are Gone (Saunders'

Enterprises 1987) are two collections of her poems.  Her

book, Gift of the Strangers (Pearl- Win 1983), was a product

of her creative writing classes with the elderly.



ANNE POWERS SCHWARTZ (1913 -   )                           F

  (Milwaukee)

       Born in Cloquet, MN, this writer of historical romances

was a long time resident of Milwaukee.  Publishing since the

1940's under the name of Anne Powers, her books include Young

Empress  (1979) and To Follow the Passionate Heart (1980). 

Most of her books have appeared in foreign editions and in

paperback.



R. E. SEBENTHALL (Roberta 1917 - 1979)               P,F

  (Eau Claire, Mount Horeb)

       She lived most of her life in Mount Horeb although she

was born in Eau Claire.  Her poetry appears in the anthology

The  Journey Home (1989) as well as in her books entitled

Acquainted  With a Chance of Bobcats (Rutgers Univ. Press

1969) and Anatomy of  December (Juniper Press 1978).  She

also published mysteries under the pseudonym of Paul Kruger

such as Weep For Willow Green: An  Inner Sanctum Mystery and

The Cold Ones (Simon & Schuster 1966, 1972).  Her other

pseudonyms were Roberta Hill and Harry Davis.



GERTI H. SENNETT (1919 -    )                        P

  (Milwaukee, Keshena, Wisconsin Rapids, Bay View)

       Her poems have appeared in a number of journals such as

the Wisconsin Academy Review and anthologies such as Poetry

Out of  Wisconsin V (1980) and The Journey Home (1989).  Of

Menominee heritage, her book of poetry, Dream Song to the

Buffalo Spirit  (Company for Wisconsin Arts Press 1990) was

published under the name Kah-Shee-Nau-Wah.  During her years

of residence, she was a member of the Wisconsin Fellowship of

Poets and the Wisconsin Regional Writers Association.  She

now resides in California.



JANET BEELER SHAW (1937 -    )                          F,P

  (Madison, Ridgeway)

       A native of Springfield, Illinois, Shaw has lived in

Wisconsin for over 10 years.  She has been a lecturer at the

University of Wisconsin and a visiting writer at Edgewood

College in Madison.  The Wisconsin Library Association cited

two of her books for an Outstanding Achievement Recognition:

Some of the  Things I Did Not Do (Univ. of Illinois Press

1984) which is a collection of short stories; and her novel

Taking Leave (Viking Penguin 1985).  Her book of poetry,

Dowry (University of Missouri 1978), won a Devins Award.  Has

also published six novels for children in The American Girls

Collection for the Pleasant Company.



LYNN SHOEMAKER               P

  (Whitewater)

       Listed in the Directory of American Poets and Fiction

Writers, her poetry collections include Coming Home, Curse & 

Blessings (Ithaca House 1973, 1978) and Hands (Lynx House

Press 1982).



MARY SHUMWAY (1926 -2000)                       P

   (Portage, Plover, Oshkosh, Madison, Wisconsin Dells,

   Stevens Point)

        Born in Portage, grew up in Wisconsin Dells and is

currently an English professor at UW-Stevens Point.  Her

poetry has appeared in a variety of journals including the

Wisconsin Academy Review. Her books of poetry include

Practicing Vivaldi (Juniper Press) and Time & Other Birds

(Konglomerati Press).  She is also a musician who plays the

violin, trumpet and baritone horn.



SUE SILVERMARIE            P

  (Milwaukee)

        Once a member of the Milwaukee chapter of the Feminist

Writers Guild, her book Imagine Her Satisfaction (Midwife

Press 1985) was awarded 3rd place for a 1985 poetry book by

the Council of Wisconsin Writers.



MONA (ELIZABETH) SIMPSON (1957 -    )        F

  (Green Bay)

        A resident of Wisconsin until the age of twelve, Ms.

Simpson uses her native Green Bay which she calls Bay City as

one of two main settings in her first novel, Anywhere But

Here (Knopf 1987). She has published short stories in the

literary journals Ploughshares  and Iowa Review as well as a

second novel, The Lost  Father (Knopf 1991).



HELEN CATHERINE SNYDER SMITH (1903 -    )        P

  (Evansville, Janesville)

        A member of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts &

Letters since 1941, her poetry has appeared in many different

journals and anthologies including New Poetry Out of

Wisconsin (1969).  Her publications include a collection of

poems entitled But Not Yet  published in 1973.



KAY NOLTE SMITH (1932 -    )        F

  (Baraboo)

        The Wisconsin Library Association identified as an

author with a Wisconsin connection.  She moved to New York

after growing up in Minnesota and Wisconsin to pursue a

career as an actress and writer.  Her book The Watcher (1980)

won a Mystery Writers of America/Edgar Allan Poe Award for

best first novel.  Her most recent book is entitled A Tale of

the Wind: A Novel of 19th  Century France was published by

Villard in 1991.



KAREN A. SNIDER        P

  (Milwaukee)

        While a member of the Feminist Writers Guild Milwaukee

chapter, she published a book of poetry entitled Aunty Em is

a  Prisoner in Kansas (Wicked Witch of the Midwest 1981). 

Salient Seedling Press published her poem Dorothy During

Wounded Knee: A  Portrait At Sixteen in 1985.



RUTH STONE (1915 -    )        P

  (Madison)

    Born in Roanoke, Virginia, she has taught English at a

number of colleges and universities including the UW-Madison

(1967-1969). A Guggenheim Fellow, her poetry collections

include Topography &  Other Poems (1970) and Second Hand

Coat: New & Selected Poems  (1987).  She has also been the

subject of a documentary film, "The Excuse: The Poetry of

Ruth Stone".



JANET STRECHER        P

        Her first collection of poems, Dream Machines and Magic 

Potions: Other Notes from Life (Phaedrus Press 1986) was

reviewed by the Wisconsin Academy Review of Books (September

1988).  Many of the poems found in this volume give voice to

her experiences as a practicing nurse.



ANNE STUBBE (1911 -    )       P

  (Wausau)

        Born on a farm in northeastern Wisconsin, she now lives

in Wausau.  Her poetry has appeared in a number of journals

and anthologies since she began publishing in the 1960s.  Her

first collection of poetry, Letters from the North Country,

was published by the Company for the Wisconsin Arts Press in

1987.



INGRID SWANBERG        P

  (Madison)

    Born in Ross, California, she moved to Madison in 1973. 

She edits and publishes the poetry journal Abraxas as well as

a poetry book series under the imprint Ghost Pony Press.  Her

poetry has been published in the Wisconsin Academy Review,

Lips, and Osiris  among other journals. Her books include

Flashlights (1981) and Letter to Persephone & Other Poems

(1984).



NANCY THAYER (1943 -    )        F

  (Racine)

        Identified as a Wisconsin author by the Wisconsin

Library Association, her publications include Bodies and

Souls (Doubleday 1983); Nell (W. Morrow 1985); and Spirit

Lost (Schribner's 1988). Lived in Racine and taught at

UW-Parkside before moving to Nantucket.



BARBARA FITZ VROMAN       F

  (Hancock)

        Born in Chicago, this former journalist for the Waushara

Argus is currently a free-lance writer living in Hancock,

Wisconsin.  Co-authored her first novel Tomorrow is a River

with Peggy Hansen Dopp (see Dopp entry).  Her second novel,

Sons of  Thunder (1981), set in late 18th century Ireland

received the Milwaukee Journal Leslie Cross Award.  Her

latest novel is entitled Linger Not a Chebar (Angel Press of

Wisconsin 1992).



PHYLLIS WALSH                    P,NF

   (Richland Center)

        She is now a resident of Richland Center after living in

rural Wisconsin for most of her life.  Her poetry has

appeared in Primipara and other such journals.  Her

collection, Like a Dream  Waking, was published by the

Midwestern Writers' Publishing House in 1981.  Her most

recent work is a biography of another Wisconsin women poet,

Lorine Niedecker: Solitary Plover (Juniper Press 1992).



MARGARET WEIS (1948 -    )        F,NF

  (Lake Geneva, Williams Bay)

        Born in Independence, Missouri, Weis moved to Lake

Geneva Wisconsin in 1983 as an editor of juvenile romances

and other special products lines of TSR Hobbies, Inc.  She

has been a free-lance writer since 1987.   As a writer of

fantasy novels, she has authored and co-authored with Tracy

Hickman many of the books in the Dragonlance series.  Has

also written nonfiction for young readers under Magaret Weis

and Margaret Baldwin (former married name).



EUDORA WELTY (1909 -    )        F

  (Madison)

        Primarily viewed as a Southern writer, Ms. Welty did

earn her undergraduate degree at the University of

Wisconsin-Madison.  She lives in Mississippi.  Her work has

received many awards including the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction

in 1973 for The Optimist's Daughter.



JO ANN (MUELLER) WENDT (1935 -    )     F

  (Oshkosh)

        Romance writer who earned an M.S. from Wisconsin State

University (now UW-Oshkosh) in 1968. She lives in California

since her husband retired from the Air Force.  During 26

years in the military, they lived in Hawaii, Japan, New

Jersey, Delaware, Florida, Texas, Alabama, and Virginia.  As

a free-lance writer, she has been published in the a variety

of magazines and newspapers.  Her romances include The Golden

Dove (1989) and Beyond the Savage Sea (1990).

VIOLA WENDT (1907 -    )        P

  (Waukesha)

        A retired professor of English and poet-in-residence at

Carroll College whose home is in Waukesha.  Her poetry

collections include The Wind is Rising (1979) and In Any

Available Light: New  Poems (1983).



ROBERTA HILL WHITEMAN (1947 -    )        P

  (Baraboo, Madison, Stockbridge-Munsee Reservation, Eau

Claire)

        A poet of Native American heritage, she grew up near the

Oneida Reservation.  Attended UW-Madison and the University

of Montana, taught in South Dakota and on the

Stockbridge-Munsee Reservation in Wisconsin, and is currently

teaching Native American Literature at UW-Eau Claire.  Her

poetry has appeared in in numerous journals including

Abraxas.  The Wisconsin Library Association cited her

collection of poetry, Star Quilt (Holy Cow! Press 1984), with

an Outstanding Achievement Recognition.



GENEVIEVE SMITH WHITFORD        P

  (Madison)

        Identified as a Wisconsin author by the Wisconsin

Library Association, her books of poetry are Queen Anne's

Lace & Other  Poems and The Sound of the Harp (Harp Press

1982, 1989).



DORIS T. WIGHT (1929 -    )     P,F

  (Madison, Baraboo)

        Born in Harvey, Illinois, she earned at Ph.D. in

Comparative Literature at the UW-Madison, and has been a

creative writing teacher at UW-Baraboo, Madison Area

Technical College, and UW- Extension.  She has contributed

more than 400 hundred poems to 140 publications as well as

fiction.  Her collection of poetry is entitled Bird Wings.



VICTORIA GLENN YATES        P

  (Madison, Janesville)

        Born in Tennessee and educated in southern schools and

colleges.  Upon retirement from professional life, she moved

from Madison to Janesville.  Her poems appeared in Poetry Out

of  Wisconsin V (1980) which credited her with a volume of

poetry entitled Why Me? (Existential Press 1977).



MARYA ZATURENSKA (1902 - 1982)        P,NF

  (Madison)

        Born in Kiev, Russia, brought to the U.S. in 1909,

naturalized as a citizen in 1912, attended Valpariso

University in 1922-23 and the University of Wisconsin

1923-25.  Her poetry collections include Collected Poems

(Viking 1965) and The Hidden  Waterfall (1974).   She also

wrote non-fiction and co-authored several books with her

husband, Horace G. Zaturenska.



CHRISTINA ZAWADIWSKY (1950 -    )        P

   (Milwaukee, Madison)

        Born in New York City, she moved to Milwaukee at the age

of 14 and later attended UW-Madison.  Her poetry collections

include The World at Large (Bieler Press 1978) and Sleeping

With the Enemy  (Floating Island Press 1980).  Her poetry has

appeared in a Pushcart Prize anthology as well as The Journey

Home (1989).







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DIRECTORY OF AMERICAN POETS & FICTION WRITERS.  New York:

Poets & Writers, Inc., 1980/1981 - 1991/1992.



Fries, Mardi and Jeri McCormick, eds.  POETRY OUT OF

WISCONSIN V. Madison, WI:  Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets,

1980.



Harrsch, Reid R.  "Readable Wisconsin."  CHANNEL DLS

(November 1986-1991).



Harrsch, Reid R.  "Readable Wisconsin."  WISCONSIN LIBRARY 

BULLETIN 65-80 no. 2(1969-1984).



Johnson, Charlotte.  "Wisconsin Writers."  WISCONSIN ENGLISH 

JOURNAL 32, no. 3(Spring 1990): 13-19.



Lobo-Cobb, Angela, ed.  A CONFLUENCE OF COLORS: THE FIRST 

ANTHOLOGY OF WISCONSIN MINORITY POETS.  Madison, WI: Blue

Reed Arts, Inc., 1984.



May, Frances.  "Wisconsin Poetry, Now: Award Winners Today,

Classics Tomorrow." WISCONSIN LIBRARY BULLETIN 70(Mar/Apr

1974): 54-56.



McCoy, Sue E., ed.  WISCONSIN SAMPLER.  Madison, WI:

Northword, 1983.



Mireles, Oscar, ed.  I DIDN'T KNOW THERE WERE LATINOS IN 

WISCONSIN: AN ANTHOLOGY OF HISPANIC POETRY.  Friends of the

Hispanic Community: 1989.



Platt, Doris H.  "Readable Wisconsin."  WISCONSIN LIBRARY

BULLETIN  64 no. 2(1968).READABLE WISCONSIN: SELECTED READING

FOR WISCONSINITES.  Madison, WI: Wisconsin Library

Commission, 1965.



Spear, Henry C., ed.  WISCONSIN HISTORY IN POETRY: 100 POEMS

BY 75  POETS FROM 50 TOWNS.  Beaver Dam, WI: Badger Poetry

House, 1969.



Stephens, Jim, ed.  THE JOURNEY HOME: THE LITERATURE OF

WISCONSIN  THROUGH FOUR CENTURIES.  Madison, WI: North

Country Press, 1989.



TRANSACTIONS OF THE WISCONSIN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, ARTS &

LETTERS. 



Wells, Robert. "Some Successful Wisconsin Writers." WISCONSIN 

LIBRARY BULLETIN 75(Jan/Feb 1979).



Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters.  WISCONSIN

ACADEMY  REVIEW OF BOOKS. 1, 2(1987, 1988).



WISCONSIN ACADEMY REVIEW (Winter 1962 - Spring 1992).



"Wisconsin Authors Teach Wisconsin History."  WISCONSIN

LIBRARY  BULLETIN 67(1971): 335-337.



WISCONSIN IMAGES: WISCONSIN ARTISTS WORKING IN THE ARTS. 

Madison, WI: Wisconsin Arts Board, 1978.



Wisconsin Library Association.  BANTA AWARDS AND NOTABLE

WISCONSIN AUTHORS.  Brochure.



Wisconsin Library Association.  BOOKS BY WISCONSIN AUTHORS:

AN  IDENTIFICATION LIST OF TITLES.  1981-1985, 1990.



WISCONSIN LITERARY TRAVEL GUIDE.  Madison, WI: Wisconsin

Library Association, 1989.



"Wisconsin Poetry."  Special Issue of TRANSACTIONS OF THE 

WISCONSIN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, ARTS & LETTERS  79, no.

2(1991).



WISCONSIN REVIEW.  (Issues through 1983 which identified

author residence).



"Wisconsin Writers."  AIRWAVES: WHA'S ARTS & LEISURE MAGAZINE

FOR  SOUTHCENTRAL WISCONSIN 14, no. 2(October 1985): 10-13.



Zeier, Joan T., ed.  FINE LINES: A COLLECTION.  Madison, WI:

Madison Area Writers Association, 1989.









                           Compiled by Maureen Welch, May 1992




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