Contributing Writers in this Issue

About our contributors: Our bibliographer is Margaret Kulis, reference librarian in special collections at the Newberry Library in Chicago. Mary E. Stewart teaches English and reading at a middle school in South-Central Los Angeles. The family interest in history has taken her into the Middle Ages as Ealasaid Catriona nyn Uilleim in the Society for Creative Anachronism. Welford Dunaway Taylor is James A. Bostwick Professor of English at the University of Richmond. He is the founding editor of the Winesburg Eagle and co-editor, with Charles E. Modlin, of the recently published Southern Odyssey: Selected Writings by Sherwood Anderson.

Bradbury Responds

A copy of the Summer 1997 issue of the Winesburg Eagle, containing the article “‘That Always Autumn Town’: Winesburg, Ohio and the Fiction of Ray Bradbury,” was mailed to Mr. Bradbury by the essayist, James E. Person, Jr. Not long afterward, Jim received the following brief, kind reply from the author of Dandelion Wine: Dear James Person:

Thanks, much thanks, for your article on “Winesburg” and Green Town! Hard for me to judge the “resemblances of things past” (as ’twere) but I found it all fascinating. I will keep and treasure your text!

With gratitude,
Ray Bradbury
Sept. 6, 1997

Plans are underway to transform the Winesburg Eagle into a journal to be named The Sherwood Anderson Review. Details of this change will be announced later.