Off the Coast, Maine's International Poetry Journal

SPRING 2014: "Tunneling Toward the Sun"


Linda Aldrich has two collections, Foothold (Finishing Line, 2008) and March and Mad Women (WordTech,2012).

Barbara Bald is a retired teacher. Her new full-length book is called Drive-Through Window.

Cameron B. Barnett is an MFA candidate at the University of Pittsburgh and a genre reader for Hot Metal Bridge.

Christopher Beard is a Doctoral Fellow at the University of North Texas, and the Assistant Poetry Editor for American Literary Review.

Onnyx Bei is a student at University of St. Thomas in Houston. Literary accomplishments include the Susan T. Scanlon Scholarship in Creative Writing and the Danny Lee Lawrence Writing Award for Poetry.

Brad Bennett also had haiku in our Summer and Fall issues.

John C. Bennett was a finalist for the 2013 Academy of American Poets University Prize. He has worked for Ploughshares and was the Fall 2011 writer-in-residence at the Inn At The Oaks in Eastham, MA.

C.L. Bledsoe has been nominated for the Pushcart 10 times and has 12 books published, most recently Riceland (Unbound Content, 2013).

Russell Buker, retired teacher, coaxes ravens to his feeder.

Kimberly Callas, sculptor combines the human body and natural materials, such as wasp paper, to explore the "ecological self."

Colleen Carias is author of Braided Voices (, 2011).

Sarah Carleton is an "emerging" poet after writing for 25 years.

Melissa Castillo-Garsow was awarded the Sonoran Prize for Creative Writing at Arizona State University and was a finalist for Crab Orchard Review's 2009 Charles Johnson Student Fiction Award.

Robert M. Chute's most recent book is Excuse For Being Here (Just Write Books, 2013), a mix of Thoreau and autobiography.

Diana Cole is a Pushcart Prize nominee and an Ocean State Poet.

Cory Collins's work was specially commended in the seventh Welsh Poetry Competition and has received a Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Award.

Barbara Lydecker Crane has two chapbooks, Zero Gravitas (White Violet, 2012) and Alphbetricks (for children, Daffydowndilly, 2013).

Holly Day teaches at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis. Her published books include Music Theory for Dummies, Music Composition for Dummies, and Guitar All-in-One for Dummies.

donnarkevic's work includes Admissions (FutureCycle Press, 2013), and the poetry chapbook Laundry (Main Street Rag, 2005).

William Doreski's most recent book of poetry is The Suburbs of Atlantis (AA Press, 2013).

Wendy Drexler's first book, Western Motel, was published by Turning Point, 2012. She is a poetry editor for Sanctuary magazine.

Susan Eisenberg is a multi-disciplinary artist. Her most recent collection is Blind Spot (Backwaters, 2006).

Laura English works with autistic children.

Janet Favor is a retired special ed. teacher interested in finding unusual ways of looking at the ordinary.

Monique Gagnon German's poetry appeared in the anthology e and The Best Poems of 2001.

Brad Garber was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2013.

Kathleen Gunton is working on a portfolio of images from her trip to Ireland and Scotland.

Glenn Halak paints and has published plays, short fiction, essays, and a children's book, A Grandmother's Story (Simon & Schuster, 1992).

Paul Hostovsky is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Naming Names (Main Street Rag, 2014).

Marc Janssen has been featured in poetry journals and anthologies.

Sonja Johanson serves as the training coordinator for the Massachusetts Master Gardener Association.

Ruth Moon Kempher, retired tavern owner, now owns Kings Estate Press.

Jill Khoury's chapbook was Borrowed Bodies (Pudding House 2009).

Len Krisak's most recent work are his translations, including Rilke: New Poems (Boydell & Brewer, 2015).

Dan Leach teaches high school on James Island, South Carolina.

Maria Lipiskova's not-shooting (2013) won a competition of the Ministry of Culture of Bulgaria.

Owen Lucas had twenty-two of his ekphrasis poems serialized in Whisperings (Mountain Tales Press, 2013).

Stephen Malin's collection, Underlight, is expected from Word Poetry in July, 2014.

Rupprecht Mayer translates Chinese literature and writes short prose.

Meredith McDonough finished an MFA at Florida State University and authored Compassion for the Absurd (2010).

Lee Mendenhall was founding President of Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham, MA.

Devin Murphy, Assistant Professor at Bradley, won The Atlantic Monthly's 2009 and 2010 Student Writing Contests.

Chad Parenteau is host and organizer of the Stone Soup Poetry reading series, Cambridge, MA. His Patron Emeritus was published by FootHills Press in 2013.

Sarath Reddy is preparing her first poetry manuscript.

Michael D. Riley is an Emeritus professor of English from Penn State Berks. His latest book of poetry is Players (Turning Point, 2008).

Russell Rowland is a five-time Pushcart Prize nominee.

Wilderness Sarchild is an expressive arts therapist, poet, playwright, artist, grandmother, community weaver, and social justice activist.

Gerard Sarnat has authored Homeless Chronicles: from Abraham to Burning Man (Pessoa Press, 2010) and Disputes (Pessoa Press, 2012).

Fabio Sassi makes acrylics with the stencil technique on board, canvas, or other media, using logos and tiny objects.

Inga Schmidt was a 2013 winner of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs' Intro Journals Project. Her poem, "Ntarama Rwanda" will be included in the Best Indie Lit New England anthology, Volume Two from Black Key Press.

Ndaba Sibanda was nominated for the National Arts Merit Awards in 2005 for his nationally acclaimed book Love O'Clock.

Mimi Shapiro is a visual poet, mixing trinkets and treasures, collage, words, and photography.

T. Kilgore Splake lives in an old mining row house in a ghost copper mining village.

Bradley R. Strahan was recently a Fulbright Professor of Poetry & American Culture in the Balkans. His fifth book is The Art of Losing (Brickhouse, 2011).

Brigit Truex's latest book is Strong as Silk (Lummox Press, 2012).

Joe Waldron is a freelance illustrator in Bristol, UK.

Kathy Weinberg worked in Manhattan, 1984-2003.This September she will have a two-person show at the Betts Gallery, Belfast, Maine.

Michael T. Young's fourth collection, The Beautiful Moment of Being Lost, will be published by Poets Wear Prada Press in 2014.

Paula Yup is leaving the Marshall Islands for Spokane.

Nicole Zuckerman is an ESL teacher, photographer, and poet.

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