ECKART, Gabriele. German, b. 1954. Genres: Novellas/Short stories, Poetry. Career: Havelobst (agricultural cooperative), Werder, East Germany, cultural worker, 1979-82; freelance writer in Berlin, East Germany, 1982-86; University of Texas at Austin, writer in residence, 1988; University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, teaching assistant, 1988-93; Spring Hill College, assistant prof., 1994-97. Publications: Per Anhalter, 1982, trans. as Hitchhiking: Twelve German Tales, 1992; Tagebuch (title means: Diary), 1979; So sehe ick die Sache (title means: That's How I See It), 1984; Wie mag ich alles, was beginnt (title means: How Much Do I Like Everything, That Begins), 1987; Seidelstein (title means: Seidel Rock), 1988; Frankreich heisst Jeanne (title means: France Is Called Jeanne), 1989; Der gute fremde Blick (title means: The Good Foreign View), 1992; Sprachtraumata in den Texten Wolfgang Hilbigs (title means: Language Trauma in the Texts of Wolfgang Hilbig), 1995. Author of poems and short stories, primarily about life in the former East Germany. Address: Dept of Foreign Languages & Anthropology, Southeast Missouri State University, 1 University Plaza, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701, U.S.A.