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appeared in A&U Magazine, CALYX Journal, Breakwater Review, and Apogee Journal. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. Marzelle Robertson is a retired English teacher and school counselor living with her husband in East Texas. Her poems have appeared in Arts and Letters, Borderlands, Cyphers, The Evansville Review, First Things, and numerous other journals. New Hampshire poet Russell Rowland is widely published in small journals. A seven-time Pushcart Prize nominee, he is a past winner of Old Red Kimono’s Paris Lake Poetry Contest, and twice winner of both Descant’s Baskerville Publishers Poetry Prize, and the Plainsongs Award. His chapbooks, Train of All Cabooses and Mountain Blue, are available from Finishing Line Press. Kathleen Roy: I graduated from Manchester Community College in 1983 with an Associate in Science Degree in Occupational Therapy Assisting. I am a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society. I have enjoyed a long career, working in the medical field. Through the years, I’ve worked two jobs and raised three daughters. I retired in 2012. Now that I finally have free time, I’ve returned to MCC. I’m taking classes in Fiction and Non-Fiction Creative Writing. This is my third semester. Now, more than ever, I appreciate the opportunity I have to continue learning. Ryan Russin is a Liberal Arts student at Asnuntuck Community College and is a professional painter and amateur writer. “The Device” is his first submitted work of fiction to a publication. Karen Sandberg: I’ve been published in Main Street Rag, a literary journal from North Carolina, and Penchant Anthology, from the Northfield, Minnesota, Women Poets, and other Minnesota small press magazines. While I like to travel, I live and write from Minnesota. According to David Wagoner, “After just over a year of writing, Heidi Seaborn has quickly gained recognition as a remarkable fresh voice, with a powerful lyrical quality to her writing.” Her poetry 131

2017 Freshwater Literary Journal  
2017 Freshwater Literary Journal  

Professional literary journal produced at Asnuntuck Community College

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