Off the Coast, Maine's International Poetry Journal

SUMMER 2013: "Calling Down Lightning"

Contributor's Notes:

Gale Acuff, author of three books, taught university English in the US, China, and Palestine.

Fausto Barrionuevo, MFA from North Carolina Greensboro, is completing his first poetry chapbook.

Jenna Beaulieu, writer and photographer, lives in the Saint John Valley in northern Maine.

Eleanor Leonne Bennett is CIWEM Young Environmental Photographer of 2013 and has also won first places with National Geographic, The World Photography Organisation, Nature's Best Photography, and The National Trust.

Cathleen Calbert’s poetry and prose have appeared in Ms. Magazine, The New York Times, and The Paris Review.

Aaron Caycedo-Kimura, poet and visual artist, earned a Master of Music at The Juilliard School.

Midori Chen attends Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts. Allison Cooke began her personal anthology using a children’s song and limericks she learned in elementary school.

Barbara Daniels’ chapbooks Black Sails and Quinn and Marie are available from Casa de Cinco Hermanas.

Mark DeCarteret co-edited Under the Legislature of Stars: 62 New Hampshire Poets (Oyster River Press, 1999).

Daniel Donaghy is the author of Start with the Trouble (U of Arkansas, 2009) and Streetfighting (BkMk Press, 2005).

Milton P. Ehrlich, an 81-year-old psychologist, has published in Christian Science Monitor, Huffington Post, and The New York Times.

Carolyn Gelland’s Four-Alarm House (2012) and Dream-Shuttle (2013) are both from Main Street Rag.

Talia G.A. Goodman is a high school student whose dream is to write fantasy novels.

Miriam Greenspan, a psychotherapist, has taught writing at Brandeis and the University of Massachusetts at Boston.

Lois Marie Harrod’s 13th collection is Fragments from the Biography of Nemesis (Word Tech, 2013).

Chris Haven teaches at Grand Valley State and edits the journal Wake: Great Lakes Thought & Culture.

Leigh Anne Hornfeldt received the Kudzu Prize (2012). East Main Aviary is available through Flutter Press (2012). Gail Hosking’s memoir is Snake's Daughter: The Roads in and out of War (University of Iowa, 1997). She teaches at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Rob Jacques grew up in northern New England and enjoyed a 30-year career as a technical writer.

Romi Jain is Vice President of the Indian Journal of Asian Affairs.

Sarah Katharina Kayß won the AustrianVKSÖ Prize (2012) and the manuscript award of the German Writers Association for A Homage to the 21st Century (2013).

Elizabeth Kerlikowske teaches at Kellogg Community College and is working on The Book of Hours, both visual and written art. Stephan Kopel invests in the “take stock” market with assets divided between kindness, cooperation, and courage.

Maria Lipiskova, a Bulgarian poet, has been translated into English, German, Romanian, and Croatian.

S.D. Lishan’s work has appeared in several journals.

Owen Lucas is a British poet living in Connecticut. His Afterworks was published by Mountain Tales (2013).

Parvoleta Madzharska’s first book is Angel with Achilles Heel.

Dwayne Martine is a Jicarilla Apache/Navajo poet and contract technical writer.

Arthur McMaster teaches at Converse College and is an editor for Poets' Quarterly.

Jed Myers, a psychiatrist, received the Mary C. Mohr Editors’ Award from Southern Indiana Review (2012).

Drusilla NicGowan, recent MFA from NC State, won Honorary Mention from the Academy of American Poets.

Grant Palmer, Australian photographer and writer, now lives in Southern California.

Mark Parsons has poems forthcoming in several journals. Garrett Phelan is in The Right to Literacy in Secondary Schools, ed. by Suzanne Plaut (Leadership Perspectives).

Elden Pierce enjoys technical theatre, listening to music,and playing guitar and piano.

Misti Rainwater-Lites’ most recent novel is Bullshit Rodeo (Epic Rites Press, 2013).

Lisa Donne Sampson has self-published a chapbook. This is her first acceptance by a poetry journal.

Victor David Sandiego walks the cities and mountains. He plays drums with jazz and in music-poetry combos.

Fabio Sassi makes visual artwork using logos, tiny objects and what is considered to have no worth.

Abigail Schott-Rosenfield won the 2013 California Gold Key award in Scholastic Art and Writing and was three-time winner of the San Francisco Poetry Out Loud contests.

Danny Earl Simmons is in the Linn-Benton Community College Poetry Club and the Albany Civic Theater.

Lisa Wiley, a professor at Erie Community College, had a chapbook, Chamber Music from Finishing Line (2013).

Diana Woodcock’s first full-length collection, Swaying on the Elephant’s Shoulders, won the 2010 Vernice Quebodeaux International Poetry Prize for Women (Little Red Tree Publishing, 2011). Her latest chapbook, Tamed by the Desert, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press.

Christopher Woods has published Under a Riverbed Sky, Heart Speak, and Hearts in the Dark.

Tanvi Yenna lives in central Iowa, where she is a junior attending Valley High School. This is her first publication.

Paula Yup’s book Making a Clean Space in the Sky was published by Evening Street Press (2011).