Issue 14 Summer 2016
Cover & Table of Contents.
Graham Nickson was born in Knowle Green, U.K., and studied at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts (B.A., 1969) and the Royal College of Art (M.A., 1972), in London. He was based in Rome from 1972 – 74, and since 1976 he has resided in New York City. He has worked, traveled and exhibited extensively in the United States and abroad. Mr. Nickson is the Dean of the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture (1988 – present) where he also serves on the faculty. He is a recipient of the Prix de Rome (1972-74); the Harkness Fellowship at Yale University (1976 – 78); the Howard Foundation Fellowship from Brown University (1980 – 81); the Guggenheim Fellowship (1989); and the Ingram Merrill Fellowship (1993).
Clarence Major is a prizewinning poet, painter, and fiction writer. As a finalist for the National Book Award, he won a Bronze Medal for his book Configurations: New and Selected Poems 1958-1998. He is the recipient of the Western States Book Award, the National Council on the Arts Award, a New York Cultural Foundation Award, the Stephen Henderson Poetry Award for Outstanding Achievement, and the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award in the Fine Arts presented by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. He is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Davis.
Molly Gloss is a novelist and short-story writer whose work has received, among other honors, a PEN West Fiction Prize; an Oregon Book Award; Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Awards; the James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award; and a Whiting Writers Award. Her work most often concerns the landscape, literature, mythology, and life of the American West. She writes both realistic fiction and science fiction. A fourth-generation Oregonian, she lives in Portland.
John Sacret Young
John Sacret Young is an award-winning writer, producer, and director, perhaps best known for his work on the acclaimed shows China Beach, which he co-created, and The West Wing. In addition to his various accomplishments in television and film, Young has also authored three books - Gallitzen & Sons, The Weather Tomorrow, and the Los Angeles Times best-seller Remains: Non-Viewable - and written essays for books or exhibitions about John Marin, Charles Burchfield, Andrew Stevovich, and sculptor Lois Sloan.