Contributors, Cynthia Close

Cynthia Close

After several long and productive careers in the arts; MFA from Boston University, Dean of Admissions at The Art Institute of Boston, President of Documentary Educational Resources, a film distribution company, Cynthia Close is now focused on her final journey as a writer. Since 2009 to the present she has been contributing editor for DOCUMENTARY Magazine, contributing writer for Vermont Woman Magazine, and Art Editor for Mud Season Review, a Vermont-based literary and art journal. She also writes creative non-fiction in beautiful Burlington, Vermont with Ethel, her 100 lb St Bernard/Golden Retriever “puppy”.

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Contributors, Jamie Colburn

Jamie Colburn

Jamie Colburn is a photographer based out of Greenville, New Hampshire. His main focus is breathtaking landscapes, and an absolute love for wildlife of all varieties. He will never pass up a barn, especially if it’s red! His goal is to capture the beauty of New England and all it has to offer. You can view Jamie’s photography page on Facebook.

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Ann B. Day, Contributors

Ann B. Day

Ann B. Day grew up in suburban Massachusetts, which was very rural in the early 1930s. Her love of writing started in the first grade and has continued into her 80s. She married Frank Day from a banker family in 1950. They bought a farm in the Mad River Valley, Vermont, had two children, raised sheep, horses, Highland cattle, and took in guests from all over the world. Many of her poems reflect this life on the farm. Over the years she continued writing nature columns and books, poetry journals, and was president of the Vermont Poetry Society. Ann moved from Vermont to Peterborough, New Hampshire in 2013 where she belongs to the Monadnock Writers’ Group and the Poetry Society of New Hampshire.

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Contributors, Martha Andrews Donovan

Martha Andrews Donovan

Martha Andrews Donovan, author of the chapbook Dress Her in Silk (Finishing Line Press 2009), is a writer and teacher who lived in New Hampshire for a good many years and recently moved to an island in Maine. Her writing explores the intersections between memory, image, and narrative, and the ways in which the things we unearth—photographs, artifacts, ephemera, and other fragmentary evidence—can help narrate a life. You can view Martha’s work at her blog One Writer’s Excavation: Narrating a Life, Piece by Piece.

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Contributors, J.C. Elkin

J.C. Elkin

J.C. Elkin, an M.F.A. candidate at Bennington Writing Seminars, is the author of World Class: Poems Inspired by the ESL Classroom and other works appearing in such journals as Kestrel, The Delmarva Review, and Steam Ticket. Her work is inspired by the music of languages, a long memory for minutiae, and a probing spirituality, with feminism as the whack-a-mole of her works. To learn more, visit http://www.jcelkin.net/.

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Contributors, Yvona Fast

Yvona Fast

Inspired by PoemCity in Montpelier, Vermont, Yvona Fast (a frequent visitor to Vermont) brought PoemVillage to Saranac Lake, New York. Her poems have appeared in Farming Magazine, The Poeteer, Oswego Alumni magazine, and the Weekend Poets anthology for 2015, 2016 and 2017 (published in Maine). The author of three books, a weekly food column running continuously since 2005, and over 200 magazine articles, she lives in the Adirondacks where she is a member of the Adirondack Center for Writing and The Poetry Group. Learn more at http://www.wordsaremyworld.com.

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