Monthly Archives: April 2011

Between the Covers, Part IV

Featured Prose:

Turning Earth, Nancy Antonietti

The End of the World, Ashley Brooks

The Jungle Life, Timothy Rich

The Boardwalk at Midnight, Kris Bertin

Listening to Arvo Pärt, Fred Skolnik

-Scarecrow
-Girl in the Parking Lot Prophesies
Dan Domench

Ringing True, Christina Murphy

The Things That Slow the Body, Dianne Benedict

Hyenas, Ali Mohammad

Dreaming of Buenos Aires, Alice Simpson

Giving Up, Andrew McLinden

Fat Tanya Boinkin, Jenny Smick

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Get Involved!

It’s that time, folks – that time where we send out a rallying cry to those USM students who love the arts. ALL the arts: Sounds, sights, escapades, meaningful shenanigans and of course, words & images.

We are looking for people who want to participate in the production of next year’s Words & Images. We need poetry and fiction readers/editors, art editors and artists, marketing representatives, line editors and critical, creative eyes.

If this sounds like you, or someone you know – report to the SGA Office in the Woodbury Campus Center on May 2nd at 3 PM for a general interest meeting.

If you can’t make it, but are still interested, e-mail Caroline at caroline.oconnorthomas@maine.edu.

We hope to see you there.

Between the Covers, Part III

Featured Poetry:

Three Days Lost in Spring, CN Bean

Hymn to Hope and Jolly Liberation, Gerald  George

Heaven, Stuart Kestenbaum

Herbarium ii, Sergio Ortiz

March and Mad Women, Linda Aldrich

Gris-Gris, WF Lantry

This River, Melissa Crowe

Sandpaper, Douglas Woodsum

Inner Drought: A Parallel Poem, Changming Yuan

The Nots, Gibson Fay-LeBlanc

Factor Five, Martin Steingesser

Cantaloupe, Emily Hollyday

Midnight Call to a Taxi Dispatcher, Alicia Fisher

Between the Covers, Part II

Another Sun Rising
Cover artwork by Dietlind Vander Schaaf

Featured Artwork:

-Lift
-Resurgam
Tyson Jagques

-Requiem
-Mountain Time I (Rocks)
-Mountain Time II (Rain Cloud)
Kate Cheney Chappell

-Tethered, Beric Henderson

-Angels
-Soul Rising
Ruth Sylmor

-Roller Coaster at Old Orchard Beach, Jennifer Doane Hall

-Rebirth of the Spirit, Judy O’Donnell

-To The Discord of Many Hearts
-Died for Want Of Lobster Sauce
Justin Richel

-Reposition, Metamorphosis
-Milkweed, Ascend
Rebecca FitzPatrick

-Aftermath, Lisa Dombek

-Family Tree Apron
-Love Letter Sweater
Crystal Cawley

-High Tide of Beauty (Excerpt,) Nancy Leavitt (Words by Celia Thaxter)

-What Makes A Cocoon or Hurricane Grow?, Judy LaBrasca

-Typewriter
-Water Polo Boy
Colton Jackson

-Kite Island, Kimberly Convery

-The End of Conspicuous Consumption, Harmony Neal

-Baby In Crib Out West
-Kiss Me I’m Hungarian
-Carl Ketchum’s Cross
Mark Melnicove

-Untitled, Jonathan Cook

-Untitled, Lisa Purinton

In case any of you were wondering…

Melissa Crowe is a marvelous local poet. And quite crafty! I recommend visiting her site for a daily dose of prose.

(And she’s the winner of the Betsy Sholl Award!)

Between The Covers, Part I

Featured Interviews:

The Rivers Join Up: An Interview With Kate Cheney Chappell
Carl Little

In Pursuit of the Real: An Exchange Between Wesley McNair and Betsy Sholl
Joshua Bodwell

River, Fist and Bone: An Interview With Andre Dubus III
Joshua Bodwell

If you’re not already acquainted with the work of Andre Dubus III, Wesley McNair, Betsy Sholl, Kate Cheney Chappell and Joshua Bodwell – follow the links and do so!

Then come to our opening event and hear them speak!

It takes a village to…

…raise a literary journal. That’s how that saying goes, right?

Here’s the list of folks from our (admittedly small) village who put together this year’s journal:

Publishing Director, Rodney Nason
Assistant Director, Caroline O’Connor Thomas
Faculty Advisors USM, Justin Tussing, Betsy Sholl, and Deb Loughlin
Faculty Advisor MECA, Margo Halverson
Artistic Director, Abigail Towne
Graphic Design and Layout, Abigail Towne
Fiction Editors, Renee DeCamillie, Michael Frier, and Jennifer Kovats
Poetry Editors, Steve Gibbon, Tamarah Smith, and Jonathan Wilson
Administrative Assistant, Scott Clavette
Production Assistant, Forreste McCormick
Business Advisor, Brian Spigel
Marketing Director, Carrie Allen
Contributing Editor, Joshua Bodwell
Copy Editor, Steve Gibbon
Proofreader, Amy Chamberlain