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Ron Loewinsohn


430 Wheeler Hall

Professional Statement

My poems, essays, critical articles, stories, reviews, interviews, etc. have appeared in many periodicals in the US and abroad. These include Yugen, Kulchur, Floating Bear, The Capitalist Bloodsucker, Granta, Open Space, Island (Toronto), Tish (Vancouver, BC), Poetry (Chicago), TriQuarterly, Occident (UC Berkeley), The Park (London), Revista de Bellas Artes (Mexico, DF), Chicago Review, Antioch Review, Sumac, Ohio Review, Early American Literature, Aspen Leaves, Entretiens (Paris), Essays in Literature, Lettera (Cardiff, Wales), Boundary Two, Berkeley Poetry Review, Berkeley Fiction Review, Conjunctions, etc. My book reviews have appeared in the New York Times Book Review and in the San Francisco Chronicle Review. I continue to serve as a contributing editor to the William Carlos Williams Review.

Selected Publications and Papers Delivered

1. Watermelons [poems], New York, Totem Press, 1959. [Introduction by Allen Ginsberg, prefatory letter by William Carlos Williams.]

2. The World Of The Lie [poems], San Francisco, Change Press, 1963.

3. L'autre [poems], Los Angeles, Black Sparrow Press, 1967.

4. The Step [serial poem], Los Angeles, Black Sparrow Press, 1968.

5. Meat Air: Poems 1957-1969, New York, Harcourt Brace, 1970.

6. Goat Dances [poems], Santa Barbara, Black Sparrow Press, 1976.

7. Magnetic Field(s) [novel] New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1983. [This novel was one of five finalists nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction, 1983. It won the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award (BABRA) for fiction, 1983.]

8. Magnetic Field(s) [novel, paperback edition of no.7, above], NY, Bantam, 1984.

9. Where All The Ladders Start [novel], New York, Atlantic Monthly Press, 1987.

10. Magnetfeld(er) [German translation of Magnetic Field(s), above], Munich, Rowholt Verlag, 1988.

11. Magnetic Field(s) [novel, paperback reprint of no.7, above], forthcoming from Dalkey Archive Press, in fall, 2002.

Books Containing Contributions by Ron Loewinsohn:1. Donald Allen (ed.), The New American Poetry, New York, Grove Press, 1960.

2. Gregory Corso & Walter Höllerer (eds.), Junge Amerikanische Lyrik, Munich, Carl Hanser Verlag, 1961.

3. Fernanda Pivano (ed.), Poesia Degli Ultimi Americani, Milano, Feltrinelli, 1964.

4. Donald Allen & Robert Creeley (eds.), The New Writing In The USA, Harmondsworth, England, Penguin Books, 1967.

5. Sükösd Mihály (ed.), Üvöltés: Vallomások A Beat Nemzedékröl, Budapest, Hungary, Európa Könyvkiadó, 1967.

6. William Carlos Williams, The Embodiment Of Knowledge [Edited with an Introduction by RL], New York, New Directions, 1974.

7. Edward Field (ed.), A Geography Of Poets, New York, Bantam Books, 1979.

8. Donald Allen & George Butterick (eds.), The Postmoderns, New York, Grove Press, 1982.

9. Carrol F. Terrell (ed.), William Carlos Williams: Man And Poet, Orono, Maine, The National Poetry Foundation, 1983.

Recent English Courses Taught

No recent courses taught.