SPEER, Laurel. American, b. 1940. Genres: Poetry, Novellas/Short stories, Essays, Plays/Screenplays. Career: Poet & essayist. Publications: POETRY: The Sitting Duck, 1978; A Bit of Wit, 1979; Lovers and Others, 1980; Don't Dress Your Cat in an Apron, 1981; The Hobbesian Apple, 1982; T. Roosevelt Tracks the Last Buffalo (prose poems), 1982; Hokum: Visions of a Gringa, 1982; I'm Hiding from the Cat, 1983; One Lunch, 1984; Weird Sister, I, 1984; Vincent et al., 1985; The Scandal of Her Bath, 1986; Second Thoughts over Bourget, 1987; Very Frightened Men, 1988; Cold Egg, 1989; Sin, 1990; Grant Drank, 1991; Slavery, 1992; The Destruction of Lions, 1993; Rebecca at the Port Authority, 1995; Blue Salmon in the Mines, 1997; Under a Scorpion Sun, 1998; Cookies, 1999. OTHER: The Hundred Percent Black Steinway Grand (stories), 1979; The Self-Mutilation of an Aged Apple Woman (plays), 1980; The Book That Couldn't Be Saved (essay), 1995; Blood & Puppets (short prose), 1996; Sacks (short prose), 1997; Our LBJ (short prose), 2000. Address: PO Box 12220, Tucson, AZ 85732, U.S.A.