Boyers, Margaret Anne (Peg Boyers, Peggy Boyers)

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BOYERS, Margaret Anne (Peg Boyers, Peggy Boyers)

PERSONAL: Daughter of John J. (a materials specialist, in oil business) and Maria J. (a writer; maiden name, Lluria) O'Higgins; married Robert Boyers (an educator), December 16, 1975; children: Gabriel Levin. Education: Skidmore College, B.A., 1975.

ADDRESSES: Home—163 Spring St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Office—Salmagundi, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

CAREER: Salmagundi, Saratoga Springs, NY, executive editor, 1974–. Freelance translator from Italian and Spanish to English.

WRITINGS:

(Under name Peggy Boyers; editor, with Robert Boyers) The Salmagundi Reader, Indiana University Press (Bloomington, IN), 1983.

(Under name Peggy Boyers; editor, with Robert Boyers) The New Salmagundi Reader, Syracuse University Press (Syracuse, NY), 1996.

(Under name Peg Boyers) Hard Bread (poetry), University of Chicago Press (Chicago, IL), 2002.

Contributor to magazines. Associate editor, Bennington Review, 1978–83.

SIDELIGHTS: Margaret Anne Boyers once told CA: "As editor of Salmagundi I simply aim to keep producing a magazine of consistently high quality. I've written on theories of culture in the writings of René Girard and various other critics. An essay on the Venetian artisan Giuseppe Carli appeared in the Bennington Review. I've also conducted interviews with various authors and artists, including Susan Sontag and Susan Osterweil, the painter. Mostly, however, I consider myself an editor and translator."

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PERIODICALS

Library Journal, May 15, 2002, David Kirby, review of Hard Bread, p. 97.