LOS ANGELES (AP) - Author, poet and
journalist Donald Rawley,
have appeared in some top American literary magazines
New Yorker, died Sunday of complications from AIDS.
He was 40.
In all, Rawley penned five poetry
books, two short-story collections,
three screenplays and one novel.
The novel, The Night Bird Cantata,
is scheduled for publication in
July. His second short story collection,
Tina in the Back Seat, was
the subject of a bidding war at
the time of Rawley's death.
A collection of his work titled Letters
from Hollywood, and his
first short-story collection, Slow
Dance on the Fault Line, released
in Britain in 1996, will both be
out in the fall.
He had several roles in feature films,
including Vice Squad, as well
as stints as a wallpaper and clothing
Rawley began studying with writer
and University of California, Los
Angeles professor Kate Braverman,
and published his first two poetry
collections with her help: Mecca
and Malibu Stories in 1991 and
Steaming in 1993.
(May 3, 1998)