Author Jeff Vande Zande
February 11, 2005
Jeff Vande Zande's poetry and short stories have appeared in over fifty small press magazines and journals, including College English, Passages North, Controlled Burn, The MacGuffin, and Fugue. Two of his poems were nominated for the 1999 Pushcart Prize, and poet Jim Daniels nominated his work for a 2003 Pushcart. In June of 2001, March Street Press released his chapbook of poems entitled Transient. In 2002, Partisan Press released his Last Name First, First Name Last. March of 2003 saw the release of his chapbook of poems, Tornado Warning (March Street Press). And, in 2004, Bottom Dog Press released a full-length collection of his, Emergency Stopping and Other Stories. Just recently, March Street Press also accepted a chapbook of three of his stories entitled The Bridge. All three stories take place around Michigan's Mackinac Bridge.
In the last couple of years, Jeff has begun to explore longer forms with his fiction. A year ago he completed a novel manuscript entitled All the Difference, and over the summer of 2004 he completed a novella entitled Threatened Species. He is seeking publishers for both works.
"Emergency Stopping & Other Stories is a complex, deeply moving collection. Vande Zande's powers of observation and empathy, his eye for the revealing detail, the feeling of raw authenticity his dialogue creates, all make this a memorable collection that should be read, and reread." --Jim Daniels