Off the Coast, Maine's International Poetry Journal

FALL 2013: "This Metonymic Chain"


Hannah Dela Cruz Abrams' manuscript memoir The Following Sea has been recognized with a Rona Jaffe Writers Award and a North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship.

Cathy Allman has a master's degree in creative writing and teaches creativity workshops.

Glen Armstrong, who holds an MFA from UMass Amherst and teaches at Oakland University, edits Cruel Garters.

Janet Barry, musician and poet, has had poems and photographs in previous issues.

Brad Bennett also had a haiku in our Summer 2013 issue.

Larry Blazek moved to southern Indiana because the climate is more suited to cycling and the land is cheap. He has been publishing the magazine-format collage Opossum Holler Tarot since 1983.

Rose Mary Boehm, German-born UK national, short-story and novel writer, copywriter, photographer, and poet lives in Lima, Peru.

Ace Boggess is author of The Prisoners (forthcoming from Brick Road Poetry Press) and The Beautiful Girl Whose Wish Was Not Fulfilled (Highwire, 2003).

Russell Buker, a retired teacher and coach lives at lakeside in Maine.

Dylan Carpenter edits Starover Blue Review and studies in Colorado Springs.

Robin Chapman has One Hundred White Pelicans (Tebot Bach, 2013) and the chapbook Dappled Things (Paris: Revue K, 2013), a collaboration with photogravure artist Peter Miller.

Jonathan Chin teaches at several colleges in New York City.

Katelyn Delvaux is Poetry Fellow at Wichita State University completing her MFA, She is poetry editor of mojo/Mikrokosmos.

Emari DiGiorgio received a Vermont Studio Center Residency, a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Poetry Fellowship, and the Ellen LaForge Memorial Poetry Prize.

William Doreski's work has appeared most recently The Suburbs of Atlantis (AA Press 2013).

Megan Duffy holds an MA in English Literature from Rutgers where she studied with Rachel Hadas.

Alejandro Escudé holds a master's degree from UC Davis, where he won the 2003 University of California Poet Laureate Contest. His manuscript, My Earthbound Eye, won the 2012 Sacramento Poetry Prize.

Craig Evenson, a third grade teacher for 29, spends most of his time with books, children, and animals.

Crystal Farrington's poem is a product of a writing prompt from Tatyana S. Brown during a weekly poetry open mic night at Bull Feeney's in Portland, ME.

Stewart Finnegan' s work has appeared in The Cauldron and The North Central Review.

Malisa Garlieb is a Waldorf teacher living and working in Vermont.

Victoria Givotovsky has Wedlock, a new chapbook from Finishing Line Press.

Glenn Halak draws inspiration from translating German poetry. He has published plays, short fiction, essays, and three children's books.

Matthew Hamilton's chapbook, The Land of the Four Rivers (Cervena Barva Press) was nominated for a 2013 Pushcart Prize.

Le Hinton has published four poetry collections, most recently The God of Our Dreams. His poem "Epidemic" won the Baltimore Review's 2013 Winter Edition contest.

Lynn Hoffman has published two novels, The Bachelor's Cat and Paula Sherman and the National Rifle Association.

Diana Der-Hovanessian, President of the New England Poetry Club, works as a visiting poet and guest lecturer on American poetry, Armenian poetry in translation, and the literature of human rights at various universities here and abroad.

Romi Jain is Vice President of the Indian Journal of Asian Affairs. Her works include The Storm Within (Dog Ear Publishing 2008; 2011), Poetry! You Resurrect Me ( 2011), and Voices of Rocks in the Dusk ( 2012).

Laura Story Johnson was raised in Iowa and has lived in New York City, bush Alaska, Mongolia, Boston, west of the Zambezi River in Zambia, and Austria.

Prabhu Joshi, a television producer, has received awards at home and abroad for water color.

Jennifer Juneau's More Than Moon was a finalist in the National Poetry Series.

Jim Landwehr, currently enrolled in the AllWriters' Workshop and Workplace, writes creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry.

Ruth Lehrer is a sign language interpreter.

Su-Yee Lin holds an MFA from UMass Amherst and spent the last year in China as a Fulbright Fellow.

Joanne Lowery's poems have appeared in numerous literary magazines.

Dorothy Blackcrow Mack has published one chapbook, Anuk-Ite: Double-Face Woman Poems (Turnstone 2012) and is a member of the Oregon Poetry Association Board.

Pete Madzelan travels and studies the Southwest; visiting breweries and enjoying photography, baseball and music from a select group of songwriters.

Suzanne Rogier Marshall, an educator for almost forty years, has published professional articles, poetry, and a book on teaching writing.

Peter Murphy's Challenges for the Delusional: Peter Murphy's Prompts and the Poems They Inspired was published by Jane Street Press in 2012.

Camille Norvaisas was a runner-up in the Bucks County Poet Laureate Competition in 2012.

Arthur Plotnik is best known for Spunk & Bite: A Writer's Guide to Bold, Contemporary Style (Random House) and seven other nonfiction books, including two Book-of-the-Month Club selections. He is a board member of The Writer.

Donna Pucciani, a four-time Pushcart nominee, has been published on four continents.

Frances R. Pylypiw renovates condos and writes poetry.

Sammy Saladino is a writer of poems, short stories, and two novels.

Fabio Sassi makes acrylics with the stencil technique on board, canvas, and other media.

Penelope Schott's verse biography A is for Anne: Mistress Hutchinson Disturbs the Commonwealth received the Oregon Book Award for Poetry. New in 2013 are Lovesong for Dufur and Lillie Was a Goddess, Lillie Was a Whore.

Ndaba Sibanda is a former National Arts Merit Awards nominee. His Love O'Clock was published in 2005. See

Danny Earl Simmons is a friend of the Linn-Benton Community College Poetry Club and an active member of Albany Civic Theater. His poem, "The White Camels of Somalia" will be included in the Best Indie Lit New England, Volume Two.

Emily Strauss, a semi-retired teacher, is self-taught in poetry and photography.

Jessica Tyner is a Pushcart Prize nominated writer from Oregon and a member of the Cherokee Nation.

Alan Whiteside, during a visit to the central coast of Maine, found many venues that had the strong visual qualities he was looking for.

Gina Williams spends as much time racing bicycles, hanging out in the kickboxing gym, and running in the woods as she does writing it all down.