ROCHELLE OWENS is the author of sixteen books of poetry and plays. She has received several Village Voice Obie awards and honors from the New York Drama Critics Circle. A pioneer in the experimental off-Broadway theatre movement and an internationally known innovative poet, her plays have been presented at festivals in Edinburgh, Avignon, and Berlin. Futz is considered a classic of the American avant-garde theatre. A French language production of Three Front was produced by France-Culture and broadcast on Radio France. Her newest books are New & Selected Poems, 1961-1996 (Junction Press, 1997), Plays by Rochelle Owens (Broadway Play Publishing, 2000), and Luca, Discourse on Life and Death (Junction Press, 2001). A participant in the 14th Franco/Anglais Festival de poesie in Paris as poet/translator, Owens' work has been translated into various languages. Her literary archives are held by the Columbia University library. She resides in Philadelphia and Wellfleet, Massachusetts.