Norma Ketzis Bernstock is a founding member of the Highlands Photographic Guild in Milford, PA (www.highlandsphoto.com) where her photographs are part of the permanent collection. Her poetry has been published in many journals and is forthcoming in the anthology, Pennsylvania Seasons. Her previous achievements include a Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Scholarship to the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA and an Honorable Mention in the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards.
Collins lives in Manhattan,
Monticello and Narrowsburg. She writes a
Will Conway lives and writes in Mongaup Valley.
Vicki Diescher enjoys a simple life with her little garden in the foothills of the Catskills, writing when the muse blesses her and laughing ceaselessly at life’s challenging moments.
Irene Fraley lives and writes in Monticello, New York. Her muse resides by Squam Lake, New Hampshire.
Nancy Dymond has been a participating poet in the “Short Readings” event sponsored by the Wayne County (PA) Arts Alliance for the past four years. One of Nancy's poems, Leaves Drying in the Son, was included in a recent collaborative art exhibit at Marywood University and The Way A Poem Lives was accepted for publication online in the poetry journal "Right Hand Pointing."
Mary Greene received her MFA from Brooklyn College. She is founder and director of the Upper Delaware Writers Collective based in Narrowsburg, NY, and is an associate editor at The River Reporter newspaper. She published a chapbook in 1992 and a full length book of poetry in 2004, "A Painting with You Running Through It." She has performed her work, sometimes in collaboration with dance and other media, in many local places.
Kathleen Grimaldi lives and writes in Lords Valley, PA. In summers, she divides her time between the mountains of Connecticut, where she grew up, and the mountains along the Delaware in PA. Her work has appeared in two anthologies and she has been a participating poet in the Robert Frost Festival of Poetry held annually at his farm in New Hampshire.
Dorothy Hartz is a writer and retired teacher of English currently living in Fremont Center, NY. Her poems and articles have appeared in local publications since 1997 when she returned to the Upper Delaware River Valley after a thirty year hiatus, having discovered that there’s nowhere else she'd rather be. She is a grant facilitator for Delaware Valley Arts Alliance.
Mary Hebert is the author of several chapbooks of poetry,
a children’s book, and was contributing editor of not black
and white: inside words from the Bronx WritersCorps (Plain View
Press, 1996). In 2006 she published My Father’s Window,
poems, prose, and photographs of witness, with Rain Mountain Press,
NYC. Having lived and worked in New York City as a writer, teacher,
and healer for 20 years, she now lives in Honesdale, PA. For more
information about Maya and her work, visit www.mayasalchemy.com.
Dale Laszig is a writer with a diversified background in sales and marketing. Her business articles have appeared in Today’s Business, The Leader Newspaper, and The Green Sheet. Her poetry has been published by Still Waters Press, Jerseyworks.com and various literary journals. Her chapbook, American Primitive, published by Delaware River Press, is a collection of poems written between 1999 and 2009. For more on Dale and her work, visit www.dalelaszig.com.
Virginia Leipzig (03/31/1931 – 07/05/2008) earned a doctorate in poetry at Union Institute, and taught at Adelphi University, Northern New Mexico and Santa Fe Community Colleges and Highlands University. Her award-winning poems and articles have appeared in magazines, chapbooks, and literary journals. She has served as a docent at the International Museum of Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and traveled the world with students, participating in writers’ workshops in New York City, Laguna Beach, Taos, and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Short Shadow Afternoon, a collection of her poems published by Delaware River Press, celebrates over 50 years of community involvement and poetic works.
Tom Lisenbee, ex-trumpet player (NY City Opera, American Ballet Theater), used to spend time practicing his music. He is now writing poetry and fiction, sometimes stepping out to do the occasional spoken word gig. His poetry chapbook is available at thomaslisenbee.com. Some of his published short stories are available for reading online - just Google his name. He is also working on a novel to be available somewhere before the end of time. Please pay a visit to his website, www.thomaslisenbee.com, leave a message, say hello.
Marcia Nehemiah’s poems and essays have been widely published over the years. Two of her poems received an honorable mention in Perigee’s 2006 Poetry contest, Marvin Bell, judge. She has been a featured reader at many local venues as well as on National Public Radio's "Theme and Variations." She lives with her husband in Lackawaxen, PA where she enjoys the solace and wisdom of the natural world. For more about Marcia, visit www.marcianehemiah.com.
Tracey Gass-Ranze is a member of the Milanville Poets Unlimited of Milanville, PA. Her poetry appears in various publications. She has been a guest poet for the Wayne County Arts Alliance, Honesdale, PA and her poetry has been featured on WJFF’s Public Radio programs, Jeff Horse and Ink in the Air. Gass-Ranze enjoys a career as an itinerant teacher of the visually impaired. She lives on a mountain top in the Delaware River corridor with her husband, Mike and their four sons, Cole, Leif, Sage and Skye.
by Patty Eve