Frances Driscoll's poems have been in Massachusetts Review, Negative Capability, Ploughshares, and Willow Springs, among other places. Gillian Conoley published Island of the Raped Women in Volt and nominated it for a Pushcart Prize. It won and Bill Henderson included it in Pushcart Prize Anthology XIX (1995). Wild Ribbons originally appeared in Volt, too, and Difficult Word in 13th Moon. Black River Press did a chapbook of Driscoll's poems, Talk To Me, in 1987. She has an M.F.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; lives in Atlantic Beach, Florida; and says in a poem called Subsidies: "Sometimes return is all anyone wants."
Frances Driscoll's book, The Rape Poems, which includes the poems that make up Mudlark No. 2, has just been published by Pleasure Boat Studio, Spring 1997, in a trade paper edition. ISBN 0-9651413-1-4. 88 pages. U.S. $12.95. Lynn Emanuel has this to say about The Rape Poems: "It is impossible to praise this book too much--its power, maturity, sorrow, and fierce resistance. This book should be required reading in America." Cover, copyright page, acknowledgments, table of contents, and substantial excerpts are available from Pleasure Boat Studio. Ordering information is available there too.