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Taylor Graham is a volunteer search-and-rescue dog handler in the Sierra Nevada, and serves as El Dorado County’s first poet laureate (2016-2018). She’s included in the anthologies Villanelles (Everyman’s Library) and California Poetry: From the Gold Rush to the Present (Santa Clara University). Her latest book is Uplift (Cold River Press, 2016). John Grey is an Australian poet and U.S. resident. Recently published in New Plains Review, Stillwater Review and Big Muddy Review with work upcoming in Louisiana Review, Cape Rock, and Spoon River Poetry Review. Jessica Handly teaches English at Asnuntuck Community College. She holds a Master of Arts in Liberal Arts, has worked as a professional writing tutor, held seminars on writer’s block, led fiction writing and journalism clubs, and has served as a reviewer and tutor for other authors. She feels her greatest achievement is that she has inspired young authors to read and write. Jack Harvey has been writing poetry since he was sixteen and lives in a small town near Albany and was born and worked in upstate New York. He is retired from doing whatever he was doing before he retired. Joey Hedger: After spending my life in Florida, moving from coast to coast, I recently came to Northern Virginia to purse love, dreams, and those sorts of things. Now, I’m working as an editor, and my own writing has been recently published in Jelly Bucket, Pilcrow & Dagger, Bitterzoet Magazine, and Albion Review. Ruth Holzer’s poetry has appeared previously in Freshwater, as well as in Connecticut River Review, Journal of New Jersey Poets, The South Carolina Review, Slant, Blue Unicorn and THEMA. Her work has also been published in many anthologies. A six-time Pushcart nominee, she is the author of the chapbooks The First Hundred Years, The Solitude of Cities (Finishing Line Press, 2004, 2006) and A Woman Passing (Green Fuse Press, 2014.)


2017 Freshwater Literary Journal  
2017 Freshwater Literary Journal  

Professional literary journal produced at Asnuntuck Community College