Off the Coast, Maine's International Poetry Journal

WINTER 2015: "Get You Some Wings"


Meredith Abenaim has a traveler's soul, fantasies of living in a Woody Allen film, and a habit of lip-synching to herself while food shopping.

Ayobami Adebayo's first novel, Stay With Me, will be published by Kwani in 2015.

Amanda Allen has a degree in Photographic Technology and is now studying Language, Literature, and Writing at Oxford.

Arunima O.P. Kannur has a Master's in English literature.

Jody Azzouni exhibits her published work at

Andres Badillo has a collection of 66 portraits of poets.

Brad Bennett's haiku have been in numerous publications.

Roy Bentley's most recent book is Starlight Taxi (Lynx House, 2013).

Abra Bertman teaches English literature in Amsterdam.

Anupam Bhattacharjee is a working toward a Master of Technology degree at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.

Kanchan Chatterjee works in the Indian ministry of finance.

William Derge won the Knightsbridge Prize and the Rainmaker Award. His work has appeared in several anthologies of Washington poets.

Simon Anton Nino Diego Baena is an undergraduate student at Silliman University. Work is forthcoming in Kartika Review, Dead Snakes, The Camel Saloon, Dagmay, The Philippines Free Press, and more.

donnarkevic's plays have received readings in Chicago, New York, and Virginia. His poetry book, Admissions, was published in 2003.

Susan Donnelly's latest book is Capture the Flag. She has had three poems on The Writers Almanac.

Renald Edwards represents the symbolic beauty of urban life, while illuminating the inequalities and injustices that urban people daily struggle against.

Jéanpaul Ferro's latest book, Jazz (Honest Publishing, 2011), was nominated for the 2012 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Prize and the 2012 Griffin Prize in Poetry. Website:

Jerry Fishman's first novel is How Nixon Taught America to do the Kent State Mambo (Rosedog Press, 2010).

Allen Forrest creates cover art and illustrations for literary publications.

Miki Fukuda's Songs from Twelve Moons of the Bear is forthcoming from Leaf Press.

Timothy Gerken documents the collapsing barns, the glowing fields, the people who pass by, and the horizon around every corner.

Benjamin Goluboff teaches English at Lake Forest College. Some of his work can be read at

Michael Hettich's most recent book of poetry is Systems of Vanishing (2014).

Leonore Hildebrandt is the author of The Next Unknown (Pecan Grove Press, 2014). She received fellowships from the Elizabeth George Foundation, the Maine Community Foundation, and the Maine Arts Commission.

Hadley Hutchens is a student at UNC Asheville.

Peter Ingrasselino's work has won numerous awards and been displayed in galleries in the Charleston, SC area.

Fabienne Sylvia Josaphat has an MFA from Florida International U.

Desirée Jung has participated in artist residencies at Banff, Canada, and Valparaiso, Spain. For more, see

Ruth Moon Kempher owns and operates Kings Estate Press

Lee Kisling recently graduated in Creative Writing from Hamline U. His chapbook, The Lemon Bars of Parnassus, is from Parallel (2013).

Angelica LaMarca is a student at San Francisco School of the Arts.

Iryna Lialko graduated from the national academy of the fine arts and architecture (Kiev, Ukraine 2006). See

Jennifer Lighty is moving much closer to her natural speech rhythms.

Olga Livshin was among ten writers selected nationally for Writer-to- Writer, the AWP's new mentoring program.

Fred Lowe is a poet, psychotherapist, and recent Pushcart Prize nominee. He divides the year between New Jersey and rural Maine.

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

Elliott Niblock, a freelancer, divides time between Missoula and itinerancy.

Sheila Nickerson is former Alaska poet laureate. Her most recent nonfiction is Harnessed to the Pole: Sledge Dogs in Service to American Explorers of the Arctic, 1853-1909 (University of Alaska Press, 2014).

Judith O'Connell Hoyer's poetry appears widely.

Jeffrey Otte is pursuing an MFA at Western Michigan University.

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

John Perrault's latest book is Jefferson's Dream (Hobblebush, 2009). He was poet laureate of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 2003-2005. See for more.

Michael Peterson, a physician, does photography with a Holga—an analog camera with a plastic lens.

Penelope Scambly Schott's most recent book is How I Became a Historian (Wordtech Communications, 2014).

Philip Schaefer's collaborative chapbook, Smoke Tones, is forthcoming from Phantom Limb. He received his MFA from the U of Montana.

Clint Smith is a teacher, poet, and Ph.D. candidate at Harvard.

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

Larry D. Thomas is a member of the Texas Institute of Letters and served as the 2008 Texas Poet Laureate. His most recent collection is Art Museums (Blue Horse Press, 2014).

Jamie Thomson is helping a friend's family build a barn on their farm.

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

Jonathan Travelstead's first collection, How We Bury Our Dead (Cobalt/Thumbnail Press), is forthcoming in 2015.

Sheila Mullen Twyman has three poetry collections, most recently, Shadows in Bas Relief (Beachcomber Press, 2010).

Cindy Veach was a finalist for the Ann Stanford Prize and the recipient of honorable mentions in the Ratner-Ferber-Poet Lore Prize and Crab Creek Review Poetry Prize.

Kristiane Weeks is an MA student in Creative Writing at Indiana University, South Bend.

Dr. Ernest Williamson III is a self-taught pianist, editor, poet, singer, composer, social scientist, private tutor, and a self-taught painter.

Christopher Woods conducts creative writing workshops in Houston. His photography can be seen in his online gallery:

Joseph Zaccardi, poet laureate of Marin County, CA, has three books in print: Vents (Pancake Press, 2005), Render (Poetic Matrix Press, 2013), and The Nine Gradations of Light (Bark for Me Publications, 2013).

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