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After twenty years in and around California, John F. Buckley once again lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with his wife. His publications include various poems, two chapbooks, the collection, Sky Sandwiches, and (with Martin Ott), Poets’ Guide to America and Yankee Broadcast Network. His website is James Chang is a 16-year-old junior at the Horace Mann School in New York. His work has previously been recognized by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the New York Times, and Teen Ink. In his free time, he enjoys playing the saxophone. Benjamin J. Chase has published poems in Freshwater, The Helix, Windhover, and several other journals. A Connecticut native, he teaches English at Christian Heritage High School in Trumbull and is working on an MFA in Poetry at Western Connecticut State University. Gabriel Chase is a 27-year-old insurance agent at an independent agency in Essex, Connecticut. Born and raised in Haddam, Connecticut, he attended Wheaton College in Illinois and graduated in 2012 cum laude with a BA in Communications. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and best friend Heather Chase, drumming for his rock band Digital Exile, crossfitting, and writing poems when random inspirations come. Joe Cottonwood has worked as a carpenter, plumber, and electrician for most of his life. Nights, he writes. His most recent book is 99 Jobs: Blood, Sweat, and Houses. His website is Jamie Crepeau is a writer who works full time as a machinist in Connecticut. He developed his writing skill by taking classes at Asnuntuck and Manchester Community Colleges. His poems have been published in magazines such as Freshwater, The Helix, Fresh Ink, Crab Creek Review, and Broad River Review. He is currently part of a Connecticut writing group, Downstreet Poets and Writers. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from the University of


2017 Freshwater Literary Journal  
2017 Freshwater Literary Journal  

Professional literary journal produced at Asnuntuck Community College