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Rebecca Clever

“Next Door”

Rebecca Clever is a musician and writer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is currently a graduate student in Chatham University’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, with a dual concentration in creative nonfiction and poetry.

Karin Curtis

“Boxed Out”

Karin Curtis is a 21 year old biracial Korean American in her last year as a student of Political Science and East Asian Studies at the University of Mary Washington. She grew up on three different continents and was never one place for more than 3 years at a time. She has spent the better part of her life people watching and attempting to adapt to different environments. She is blunt and honest to the point of rudeness. She cannot stand lima beans, racism, arrogance, people obsessed with being seen, and mixing red and green outside of the holiday season.

Catherine Glover

“Vengeance is the Lords Circa 1972”

Catherine Glover is an English high school teacher at Murray High in Charlottesville, VA.

Tashina Gorgone

“Antics of a Step Mother”

Tashina Gorgone was born and raised in Manassas, VA. She is a sophomore at UMW, studying English and Italian. Her parents have been divorced for ten years, and her dad has been remarried for almost 2. Tashina is the oldest Stepdaughter, followed by three siblings. Her mother is an amateur writer as well.

Cormac Griffin

“Science, Art, and the Human-Nature Relationship”

“The Emergence of Evolution in Nature Myth”

Cormac Griffin was born December 22, 1985. He is currently living on the New Hampshire Seacoast.

Kirsten Lindquist

“Wave Catching”

Kristin Lindquist is a junior at the University of New Hampshire studying English and Environmental Conservation.

Dr. Russell Newman

“James Fenimore Cooper’s Beloved Hudson Valley”

Dr. Russell Newman is originally from VA; he served in the U.S. Navy 1983-1988. He received his BA from James Madison U., 1991, his MA from James Madison U., 1994, and his PhD from Indiana U. of PA, 2001. He currently lives in Indiana, PA with
wife (Faith), daughter (Cassidy), and son (Brant). Dr. Newman is a full-time
dad and a part-time instructor at U of Pittsburgh-Johnstown.

Vivian Wagner


Vivian Wagner lives in New Concord, Ohio, where she teaches journalism at Muskingum College. One of her essays was shortlisted in Best American Essays 2007, and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Kenyon Review Online, The Pinch, Miranda Literary Magazine, and other publications.