Off the Coast, Maine's International Poetry Journal

FALL 2014: "Charged With Anticipation"


Rachel Avenia's recent honors include participation in the Northeast National Pastel Exhibit and receiving the 2014 Copper Beech Award from the Ridgewood Art Institute.

Brad Bennett continues to send us good haiku.

Denise Bergman's latest book, A Woman in Pieces Crossed a Sea (West End Press, 2014), won the Patricia Clark Smith Poetry Prize. The Telling, a book-length poem, was published by Cervena Barva Press in 2014. See more at

Linda Buckmaster is an essayist, fiction writer, and a former Poet Laureate of Belfast, Maine. One of her pieces was named a Notable Essay in Best American Essays, 2013.

Christine Crater studied English with an emphasis in poetry at Penn State University. She divides her time between the literary arts and raising dairy cows on a small farm.

Holly Day's published poetry includes Late-Night Reading for Hardworking Construction Men (The Moon Publishing, 2014) and The Smell of Snow (ELJ Publications, 2014).

Jennifer Dean, a student at Fresno State University, is also assistant managing editor for The Normal School and an associate editor for Split Rock Review.

Kelsey Dean works in academic publishing and most recently had work published in 3Elements Review.

Colin Dodds' latest novels are Windfall (Medium Rare, 2014) and The Last Bad Job (Royal Pulp, 2014). Find more at

Sophia Galifianakis received her MFA in 2001 from the University of Michigan and has spent the last ten years as a full-time lecturer at the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business.

Karen Greenbaum-Maya 's "Real Poem" received Honorable Mention in the 2013 Muriel Craft Bailey Memorial Poetry Contest. She has two chapbooks, Burrowing Song (2013) and Eggs Satori (2014), both from Kattywompus Press. For more, see

Herbert Greenberg taught English at Northwestern and Michigan State University. He now spends half the year in Jonesport, Maine, and half in the East Lansing area of Michigan.

Lois Marie Harrod's 13th and 14th poetry collections, Fragments from the Biography of Nemesis (Cherry Grove Press) and How Marlene Mae Longs for Truth (Dancing Girl Press) appeared in 2013. Read her work at

John Francis Istel teaches English on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and is completing a short story collection, Internal Bleeding and Other Love Stories.

Rob Jacques enjoyed a 30-year career as a technical writer.

Dan Kelty is a high school teacher in St. Louis, MO.

Lee Kisling is a recent graduate of Hamline University and has a poetry chapbook The Lemon Bars of Parnassus (Parallel Press, 2013).

Richard Kostelanetz's work has been discussed in A Reader's Guide to Twentieth-Century Writers; Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature, Contemporary Poets, Contemporary Novelists, Postmodern Fiction; and The HarperCollins Reader's Encyclopedia of American Literature among other distinguished directories.

Paul Lamar teaches English at The College of Saint Rose and reviews theater for the local paper.

Joshua Martin received his MA in English from Clemson University and enjoys practicing street photography.

Doug McGlothlin is a high school English teacher. His work has appeared in magazines and been staged at Theatrikos Theater Company.

Ian Mullins lives in Liverpool, England. His chapbook The Dog Outside The Palace Gates (2011) can be viewed online.

Aleksey Porvin is the author of three collections of poems in Russian. He was short-listed for the Andrey Bely Prize in 2011 and won the Russian Debut Prize in 2012.

Robert Reasoner is a high school student. This is his first published work.

Jeannie E. Roberts is the author of the poetry collection Nature of It All (Finishing Line Press, 2013). She is also the author and illustrator of a children's book, Let's Make Faces! For more, visit

Richard Schiffman is an environmental journalist, poet, and author of two biographies.

Joannie Stangeland is the author of In Both Hands (2014) and Into the Rumored Spring (2011), both published by Ravenna Press.

George Steele teaches high school English near Rochester, NY.

Jane Stuart is working on sonnets, haiku, and cinquain while enjoying the changing seasons.

Teresa Sutton is a teacher. Her first chapbook, They're Gone (Finishing Line Press) came out in 2012.

Emma Suárez-Báez holds a Masters Degree in Bilingual Education and works with children and teachers at P.S. 340 in Bronx, New York. In her writing process she works in two languages - crafting words to reflect the fabric of a bilingual mind and self. Her poem "Almost Evenly Divided" was published in Naomi Nye's anthology What Have You Lost?

Bonnie Thompson Enes is a winner of the Cyclamens & Swords Poetry Contest and a recipient of The Maine Poetry Fellowship Award.

Milla van der Have won a New Millennium Fiction Award in 2013.

Derek Via is an avid mountain biker, hiker, and whitewater rafter.

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