Off the Coast, Maine's International Poetry Journal

SPRING 2015: "Pixelated and Wanting"


Stephen Ajadi, Nigerian artist and architect, won the 2012 Yakubu Gowon National Prize for Writing.

Felice Aull began writing poetry in her 60s and has published a chapbook, The Music Behind Me (Alabaster Leaves, 2012).

Jan Ball's chapbooks, Accompanying Spouse (2011) and Chapter of Faults (2014), were published by Finishing Line.

Brad Bennett's haiku have been widely published.

Eleanor Leonne Bennett has won first places with National Geographic,The World Photography Organisation, and more. Her website is

Gaylord Brewer has a cookbook/memoir The Poet's Guide to Food, Drink, & Desire (Stephen F. Austin University, 2015) and a ninth book of poems, Country of Ghost (Red Hen, 2015).

Michael Burgholzer, a programmer, has published poems and photographs in German language journals.

Susana H. Case's newest book is 4 Rms w Vu (Mayapple, 2014). Her Scottish Café was re-released in a Polish-English version by Opole University.

J. Dee Cochran is assistant editor of the website Identity Theory.

Douglas Cole has two collections, Interstate (NightBallet, 2014) and Western Dream (Finishing Line, 2014).

Ken Craft teaches English west of Boston.

Rajal Dhakan is a seventeen-year-old writer from India.

Mike Dillon lives on Puget Sound. He has published four books of poems and two of haiku.

Deborah Doolittle has two master's degrees and teaches at Coastal Carolina Community College.

Allen Forrest's Bel Red series is in the Bellevue College permanent collection. See

Jennifer L. Freed's chapbook, These Hands Still Holding (Finishing Line, 2014) was a finalist in the 2013 New Women's Voices competition.

Jack Freeman is a sophomore at Wichita State University.

Joe Fulton, a professor at Baylor, has four books on Mark Twain.

Brad Garber has shown his paintings in Oregon since 1997.

Armando Jaramillo Garcia works in the photo industry at a medical and science agency.

Sabrina Gonzalez is a senior at Miami Arts Charter.

Jonathan Greenhause received the 2014 Willow Review Award.

Nancy Hewitt, a clinical social worker, had Heard published by Finishing Line, 2013.

Stanley Horowitz had recent covers for Rattle, Buddhist Poetry Review, Cimarron Review, Kestrel, and Stand Magazine.

Paul Hostovsky's latest book is The Bad Guys (FutureCycle, 2015). He has won a Pushcart Prize and two Best of the Net awards. Visit him at

Danuta E. Kosk-Kosicka is the author of Oblige the Light (CityLit, 2015) and winner of the fifth annual Harriss Poetry Prize.

Davor Krstevski is a multi-lingual poet from Macedonia.

Fred Lowe, a psychotherapist, divides the year between New Jersey and Maine.

Fabiyas M V published Moonlight and Solitude (Raspberry Books, 2012). He won the Poetry Soup International Award, USA, and the RSPCA Pet Poetry Prize, UK.

Libby Maxey has a master's degree in medieval studies from Cornell and is on the board of Literary Mama.

Jill McDonough, a three-time Pushcart winner, has published Habeas Corpus (Salt, 2008) and Where You Live (Salt, 2012).

Tendai Rinos Mwanaka has two books coming in 2015: A Dark Energy (Aignos) and Zimbabwe: The Urgency of Now (Langaa RPCIG).

Rebecca Oet was a national silver medalist in the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

Iris Orpi has two collections: Beautiful Fever (Streetscape, 2012) and Cognac for the Soul (Streetscape, 2012).

E.B. Paige's Allegheny, Monongahela won Red Hen's 2008 Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award.

Simon Perchik's poetry has appeared in Partisan Review, The Nation, The New Yorker, and elsewhere.

Gustavo Pérez Firmat's latest book is A Cuban in Mayberry: Looking Back at America's Hometown, (University of Texas, 2014. HIs website is

Sherman K. Poultney has a PhD in physics from Princeton.

Jennifer Pullen is a PhD student in Creative Writing at Ohio U.

Alyse Richmond is earning an MFA in Creative Writing from Chatham U.

Jeannie E. Roberts' first collection is Nature of it All (Finishing Line, 2013).

Lavinia Roberts is an activist, visual artist, and playwright. Visit her at

Barbara Robidoux is a student at the Institute of American Indian Arts in New Mexico.

J.D. Scrimgeour serves on the Executive Board of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival.

Karen Skolfield's book Frost in the Low Areas (Zone 3, 2013) won the 2014 PEN New England Award in poetry. Her website is

Helen Spica is an MFA candidate at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Rachel Squires Bloom writes and teaches in Quincy, MA.

Louis Staeble's photographs have appeared in various magazines. His webpage is

Carey Taylor lives on Puget Sound.

Judith Terzi's latest chapbook is If You Spot Your Brother Floating By (Kattywompus).

Edith Tierney is a homeschooled 7th grader from Maine.

Paul Richard Watson will enter The University of Mississippi's MFA program this fall.

Larry D. Thomas's latest Art Museums (Blue Horse, 2014). See

Linda Wojtowick's first novel, Cadillac Day, was a 2004 finalist for a Faulkner/Wisdom award for novel-in-progress.

Diana Woodcock

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