Table of Contents
Fall 2011 Books from Hamilton Stone Editions!
The Cisco Kid in the Bronx by Miguel A. Ortiz; Fiction and the Facts of Life by Edith Konecky;
Inheritance by Jane Lazarre;
and Re-Visions by Meredith Sue Willis
New sightings run onto scene
Three Singles on the Banquette
Larry O. Dean
Breakfast at Bliss
Head to Toe
Yermiyahu Ahron Taub
Flotsam without Jetsam
Is a Poem Fiction?
This Word Has No Word For It
Letters from Connie
Miriam Kelly Ferguson
Vivian Faith Prescott
Veil of Water, Veil of Story
The Small Animals
A Wartime Tale
In My Soul
The Whispering Bench
My German—Tag 6: R. Takes the Train
John Abbott is a writer, musician, and English instructor who lives with his wife and daughter in Kalamazoo, Michigan. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Potomac Review, Georgetown Review, Chiron Review, Arcadia, Nova Scotia Review, Atticus Review, upstreet, Birmingham Arts Journal, and many others. He recently completed his first book of poems. For more information about his writing, please visit www.johnabbottauthor.com
Lakey Comess, born U S A in 1948 now lives in Glasgow at 55° 51’ 56.3” North, 4°15’ 26” West. She has contributed to Big Bridge, Versal, Gulf Stream and other publications.
Sharon F. Cramer, Ph.D., a SUNY Distinguished Service Professor at Buffalo State College, was an academic leader and scholar for 26 years before returning to poetry. Recently, she has had poems accepted for publication in Heavy Hands, Ink., The Journal, The Tower Journal, The Red River Review, The Hamilton Stone Review and Poetic Matrix. She is the author of three scholarly books and 25 articles. Dr. Cramer has given over 100 presentations and keynotes in 23 states and two provinces in Canada. She completed her Ph.D. studies at New York University, earned an M.A.T. degree from Harvard University, and a B. A. from Tufts University.
Larry O. Dean was born and raised in Flint, Michigan. He attended the University of Michigan, where he won three Hopwood Awards in creative Writing, an honor shared with fellow poets Robert Hayden, Jane Kenyon, and Frank O'Hara, among others; and Murray State University's low-residency MFA program. He is author of numerous chapbooks, including I Am Spam (2004), a series of poems “inspired” by junk email, abbrev (2011), and About the Author (2011). A full-length collection, Brief Nudity, is forthcoming in 2013. His poetry has also been internationally translated and anthologized. In addition, he is a singer-songwriter, performing solo as well as with his current band, The Injured Parties; he has released many critically-acclaimed CD’s, including Fables in Slang (2001) with Post Office, Gentrification Is Theft (2002) with The Me Decade, and Fun with a Purpose (2009). Dean was a 2004 recipient of the Hands on Stanzas Gwendolyn Brooks Award, presented by the Poetry Center of Chicago. Contact him at larryodean.com.
Pamela Floyd, a professor of English at Rockland Community College, teaches composition and Irish literature. Her particular interest is in representations of disabilities in literature, whether intended by the author or so subtle that both reader and author may overlook them. When she first read the pandybat episode in A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man, Professor Floyd realized why Joyce’s sense of reality overlaps with her own. It is the sometimes brilliantly detailed but more often obscured vision of severe congenital myopia, a visual loss that encourages elaborate strategies of compensation. Professor Floyd is working on Resolving Powers, a collection of memoir essays.
Gail Greiner has her MFA in fiction from Columbia University and teaches English literature and composition at Rockland Community College and Dominican College. Her essays have appeared in national magazines and her short story, “The Croup,” was published by GlimmerTrain Stories.
Naomi Guttman was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. Her first book of poems, Reasons for Winter (Brick Books), won the A.M. Klein Award for Poetry in Canada, and her second, Wet Apples, White Blood, (McGill-Queen’s University Press), was co-winner of the Adirondack Center for Writing’s Best Book of Poems for 2007. She has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, as well as an Artist's Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. She teaches English and creative writing at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York.
Michael Hettich's recent books of poetry include Like Happiness (Anhanga, 2010), The Animal Beyond Us (New Rivers Press, 2011) and his new chapbook, The Measuring Breathing, won the 2011 Swan Sythe Chapbok Contest. His poems have appeared in such journals as Prairie Schooner and Alaska Quarterly Review.
Reamy Jansen is the author of the memoir, Available Light, Recollections and Reflections of a Son (Hamilton Stone Editions). His essays and poems have appeared in a wide variety of literary journals. He has a forthcoming chapbook, Two Ways of Not Hearing. He is Professor of English and Humanities at Rockland Community College, SUNY.
Julia Kaminsky lives in Brooklyn, NY, and works at a non-profit organization doing communications and development. She graduated from Middlebury College, has lived in Argentina and El Salvador, and has performed as an aerialist with an international youth circus. This is her first fiction publication.
Miriam Kelly- Ferguson was born and raised on the eastern shores of Maryland. She now resides in New York. She is a Hurston/Wright Fellow and a 2011 Fellow of Medgar Evers College of Literature. She is currently working on her debut novel. This is her first published work.
Canadian Bruce McRae has had almost 600 publications in the past 12 years. Originally from Niagara Falls, he has moved extensively, living in London for 18 years and currently residing on Salt Spring Island, BC. A musician, who has recorded and toured, many of his poems have been set to music receiving airplay in the UK, U.S., Canada and Australia. His first collection, The So-Called Sonnets, published by Silenced Press of Ohio, is available now. Website:www.bpmcrae.com
Vivian Faith Prescott is a fifth generation Alaskan who lives in Sitka and Kodiak, Alaska. She's the Co-Director of Raven's Blanket, a non-profit. She holds a Ph.D. in Cross Cultural Studies and an MFA from the University of Alaska. Vivian's poetry and non-fiction have appeared in Praxilla, Drunken Boat, Orion headless, Alaska Women Speak, and Turtle Quarterly. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee and her poetry collection The Hide of My Tongue will be published by Plain View Press in the fall of 2011. Her digital poetry chapbook Slick is available online at White Knuckle Press. Vivian's website is http://www.vivianfaithprescott.com and she blogs at http://planetalaska.blogspot.com .
Wendy Shreve is a freelance publicist and copywriter who has written pieces for the professional theatre, the Cape Playhouse, in Dennis, MA, and Payomet Performing Arts Center in Truro. Cape Cod is her muse, inspiring her to write the short story, Lamentations, along with a novel in progress. After receiving her undergraduate degree at Smith College and graduate degree in English at the University of Montana, she traveled and lived overseas, teaching English as a Second Language at the University of Singapore and Finland.
Originally from New York City, Miryam Sivan now lives in the Galilee and teaches literature and writing at the University of Haifa and Emek Jezreel College. She has published scholarly articles on numerous American and Israeli writers and a book-length study on Cynthia Ozick (SUNY Press, 2009). Numerous short stories of hers have come out in American and British journals and two of her pieces have been dramatized for the stage. Her novel, Make it Concrete, is currently looking for its home in a NY publishing house.
Yermiyahu Ahron Taub is the author of three volumes of poetry, Uncle Feygele (Plain View Press, 2011), What Stillness Illuminated/Vos shtilkayt hot baloykhtn (Parlor Press, 2008; Free Verse Editions series), and The Insatiable Psalm (Wind River Press, 2005). Please visit his web
site at www.yataub.net.
Reagan Upshaw is a poet and critic who works as an art dealer in New York. His poems have appeared in Atlanta Review, Hanging Loose, the Poetry Project Newsletter, Able Muse, and others. His reviews have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Bloomsbury Review, Boston Review, and others.
Joan White, Suffern, NY., attended Mary Datchelor Girls School in London, England. Married with three daughters (youngest died in 2004). Two grandchildren. Retired from Sam Draper MTS Honors Program in 2007.
Anne Whitehouse was born and grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. She graduated from Harvard College and Columbia University. She is also the author of the poetry collections, The Surveyor’s Hand and Blessings and Curses, Bear in Mind, and the novel, Fall Love. Her stories, poems, essays, creative nonfiction, reviews, and features are widely published in journals, literary magazines, and anthologies. For bibliographies and links, as well as news about readings, interviews, and publications, see www.annewhitehouse.com. A new book, One Sunday Morning, will soon be released by Finishing Line Press.