work explores the dimensions and depth of human nature. His goal is to
communicate the personal and cultural dynamics that condition how
we view ourselves and others as well as how our individualexperiences
condition such perception. Notable publications featuring Drumhann's
work include: The Pinch Journal, Switchback & The Emerson Review.
Jeff Foster resides
in Maryville, Missouri where he runs a cleaning business. Self-taught
as a photographer, he has been doing photography since 2000 and cites
Hieronymus Boch as an influence. Currently he works for
Electricspec and the New Myths.website: www.seclusionimagery.com
is a student in the nursing program at University of Maine at Fort
Kent. He grew up in Portland, but he was born in East Africa. He has
always enjoyed art and found it very relaxing. The art appearing in
this edition of The Aroostook Review was done during an art class at UMFK which helped him grow as an artist.
Mira Michaud was
born and raised in the St. John valley, from Madawaska H.S. in 1985,
and served in the Army for three years. Afterwards, Mira l attended
NMCC and UMPI then lived in the Bangor area for a few years prior to
returning to the Valley to live closer to nature. Mira has been
been painting and wood working since a very young age and developed a
real interest in art in the 8th grade at Madawaska H.S. while attending
an art class for a quarter taught by Martha Keaser. Since taking an art
course in 2009 with UMFK's Prof. Paul Gebhardt, Mira has been exploring
different techniques with brush and pallet knife and exploring abstract
art using many bright colors.
Dali Moyzes started
art at the early age of six, before he ever heard of Joan Miro or
Jackson Pollock, and has constantly grown in vision since. Full of
symbolism, his technique is a cross between Vasarely, Miro and Pollock.
Morgan Rankin has
always had an interest in weird art and surrealism. In addition to
painting and sculpting Rankin also makes experimental music under the
name "Gnarly Sheen" and is co-founder of an underground record label
called Husk Records. Rankin has had many gallery exhibits through
out the years including one of the last shows at CBGB's in 2006.
was born and raised in Fort Kent, Maine. She attends the
University of Maine in Fort Kent, majoring in English and minoring
in Art. Afterwards, she would like to continue her education
and get a degree in photography.
(formerly Kristine Kugler,) is a resident artist of Vancouver,
Washington who has been practicing her unique and evocative painting
style for over 15 years. She is a 2000 alumni graduate of the Vancouver
School of Arts and Academics. Kat is active in the Pacific Northwest
art scene showing new and large scale art monthly at the prestigious
Gallery Zero located in Portland, Oregon.
Ran Bleich was
born in Tel-Aviv, Israel in 1982. After serving a three-year mandatory
military service in the Palestinian Territories between 2000-2003, he
moved to France where and started writing as well as studying arts in
Paris, at the Sorbonne, l'Alliançe Française and Nanterre University
where he graduated with a BA in film, theater and literature and
comparative literature. He is preparing to start an MA in translation
and interpreting (English \ Hebrew \ French \ Italian) in Westminster
Daniel W. Davis is a graduate student born and raised in Central Illinois. His work has appeared in various online and print journals.
You can follow his work and musings at www.dumpsterchickenmusic.blogspot.com.
Carol Deminski lives in Jersey City, New Jersey but hopes to return to visit Maine. This is the first short story she has had published, and it was inspired by her visit to Mount Desert Island.
Janet M. Grivois
is a Northern Maine native; she enjoys reading, writing, riding ATV and
spending as much time as possible with her wife and inspiration,
Julia. Janet is a member of the Coyote Writing Circle and is
currently working on several novels and short stories. She is
attending Northern Maine Community College and works at High View Rehab
and Living Center as a C.N.A.
Hunter Stern is a technical writer living in San Francisco. His focus is short fiction and poetry. Prior to writing, he spent ten years as a software engineer. He has been published in the 13th Warrior Review, Unlikely Stories 2.0, and SmokeBox.com.
lives in Fryeburg, Maine with her two dogs Jack and Hayley. She
teaches secondary English at Fryeburg Academy, and she loves her
vocation. She has had a lifelong passion for English,
anthropology, and mythology which she fuses into her teaching as well
as her writing. This article is her debut in the public arena.
Phillip Garcia was
born and raised in Arkansas. Currently, he is an MFA Writing student at
the Vermont College of Fine Arts. He is working on becoming the
greatest writer to have ever lived and, according to his mother, he is
well on his way.
Sue Hahn has
lived the past fifty years near the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia
where she and her husband, Bob, enjoyed rearing their three wonderful
children. At various times Sue has been a fourth grade teacher, a
weaver selling her wares at East Coast craft shows, a literacy
volunteer, a tin whistle player in The All-Girls Irish Sing-along Band
which entertains at nursing homes and a life-time hobby writer. Since
writing "Christmas Memories," she has completed and self-published an
illustrated memoir of her 1940's childhood in Cincinnati. She also
writes the life stories of her church friends just for fun.
Mariella Squire is a professor of anthropology, storyteller, poet and singer of traditional ballads.
is a 91 year-old Emeritus Professor of Biology at Skidmore College.
Over the past several years he has written over 50 poems. Of his first
submission (three poems to Blueline in 2009), one was published in volume 31 (Spring 2010). His poem in this edition of The Aroostook Review constitutes his second publication.
Mark DeCarteret's work has appeared in the anthologies American Poetry: The Next Generation (Carnegie Mellon Press), Brevity & Echo: Short Short Stories by Emerson College Alums (Rose Metal Press), New Pony: Collaborations & Responses (Horse Less Press), Places of Passage: Contemporary Catholic Poetry (Story Line Press), (Black Sparrow Press) and Thus Spake the Corpse: An Exquisite Corpse Reader, Under the Legislature of Stars—62 New Hampshire Poets
(Oyster River Press) which he also co-edited. This past April he was
selected as the seventh Poet Laureate of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
is currently a junior at UMFK majoring in English. She has been writing
poetry as well as short fiction since the age of ten and hopes to one
day become an accomplished novelist. She also published a poem in
this issue of The Aroostook Review.
John Grey is an Australian born poet and US resident since late seventies. He works as financial systems analyst. and recently published in Connecticut Review, Kestrel and Writer’s Bloc with work upcoming in Pennsylvania English, Alimentum and the Great American Poetry Show.
has received grants and awards from the National Endowment for the
Arts, Artist Trust, Seattle Arts Commission and the Coordinating
Council of Literary Magazines for his work in poetry, fiction, editing,
publishing, translation and photography. His writing has appeared in Verse,
North American Review, Massachusetts Review, Northwest Review,
Quarterly West, Iowa Review, Poetry Northwest, Virginia Quarterly
Review, Fiction Daily and many more. He is the 2009 winner of the Francis Locke Memorial Poetry Award from Bitter Oleander. His story collection, The Balloon Containing the Water Containing the Narrative Begins Leaking, was one of five finalists for the 2009 Starcherone Innovative Fiction Prize. In 2010 he has been a finalist in fiction at Black Warrior Review and Mississippi Review and in poetry at Cloudbank and Mississippi Review. The Mississippi Review finalist works appear in the Spring issue of that magazine and the Cloudbank finalist appears in the Spring issue of that magazine as well.
Peycho Kanev’s work has been published in Welter,
Poetry Quarterly, The Catalonian Review, The Arava Review, The Mayo
Review, Chiron Review, Tonopah Review, Mad Swirl, In Posse Review,
Southern Ocean Review, The Houston Literary Review and many others. He is nominated for Pushcart Award and lives in Chicago. His collaborative collection "r",
containing poetry by him and Felino Soriano, as well as photography
from Duane Locke and Edward Wells II is available at Amazon.com. His
new poetry collection “Bone Silence” will be published this fall by Desperanto.
was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and has lived in Seattle since
1978. She has been publishing poetry for over 30 years in such journals
as Poetry, Nimrod, Folio, Seattle Review and others. She has also published fiction and stories and poems for children.
Corey Mesler has published in numerous journals and anthologies. He has published two novels, Talk: A Novel in Dialogue (2002) and We Are Billion-Year-Old Carbon (2006), a full length poetry collection, Some Identity Problems (2008), and a book of short stories, Listen: 29 Short Conversations (2009). He also has two novels released simultaneously, March 31, 2010: The Ballad of the Two Tom Mores (Bronx River Press) and Following Richard Brautigan
(Livingston Press). He has also published a dozen chapbooks of both
poetry and prose. He has been nominat! ed for the Pushcart Prize
numerous times, and two of his poems have been chosen for Garrison
Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac. He also claims to have written, “It’s My
Party.” With his wife, he runs Burke’s Book Store, one of the country’s
oldest (1875) and best independent bookstores. He can be found at
David Pendery, PhD,
is a teacher and editor in Taipei, Taiwan, where he has lived for ten
years. His interests include history, literature, languages, sports and
games, rock and jazz music, and cats. He is married to a Taiwanese
woman and they have no children.
failing miserably as a rock star, Derek Richards began submitting his
poetry last August. So far his work has appeared in over 100
publications and he has made $10. Which he spent on cigarettes. His
biggests fans are his puppy, cat and two ferrets.
Happily engaged, he resides in Glouceser, MA., cleaning windows for a living.
G. David Schwartz is the former president of Seedhouse, the online interfaith committee. Schwartz is the author of A Jewish Appraisal of Dialogue. Currently a volunteer at Drake Hospital in Cincinnati, Schwartz continues to write. His new book, Midrash and Working Out Of The Book is now in stores or can be ordered.
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