SILESKY, Barry. American, b. 1949. Genres: Novellas/Short stories, Poetry, Biography. Career: School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, visiting professor, 1984-; free-lance writer. Publications: In the Ruins (prose poems), 1983; Ferlinghetti: The Artist in His Time, 1990; The New Tenants (poetry), 1991; One Thing That Can Save Us (short-short fiction), 1994; Greatest Hits (poetry), 2002; John Gardner, Literary Outlaw (biography). Address: c/o Nat Sobel, Nat Sobel Associates, Inc, 146 E 19th St, New York, NY 10003, U.S.A.