Artist & Author Biographies
RUSSELL BUKER recently retired from Shead High School where he taught English and Creative Writing. He has also coached for many years: football, baseball, basketball and tennis. Buker has had numerous poems accepted in many publications in the U.S. and in Canada: The Antigonish Review, The Windrow Anthology, The Cape Breton Collection, Pottersfield Press, Goose River Anthology, Germ Magazine, Portland Press Poetry Section, The Aurorean, Felt Sun, The Aputamkan Review, Germ Magazine River Muse, Page & Spine, Maine Writes Anthology, & Crack the Spine. Russell has also served on the board of editors and written book reviews for Off the Coast Review.
NAPINDA CHATCHAISUCHA, who was born in Bangkok, Thailand, is a designer and printmaker. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Connecticut and also studied at London College of Communication. Her work is about her experiences in life, and life is her inspiration. She finds beauty in landscapes and human interactions that bring relief to urban life. Her images are drawn from personal photographs, records, sketched, and popular images, as well as her own multicultural perspective.
FRANK FREEMAN’s poetry has appeared in The New York Quarterly, Tiger’s Eye, and The Aroostook Review. His book reviews have appeared in America Magazine, Bloomsbury Review, Commonweal, The Literary Review, and The Rumpus, among others. His story, “The Snowstorm” can be found in the current St. Katherine’s Review. Frank is a stay-at-home dad of four who lives in Saco, Maine. He grew up in Texas, Connecticut, and California, received a BA in English from Texas A&M and an MA in English from Northeastern University.
GRETA GRANT is pursuing a BFA in photography from Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine.
CHRISTOPHER MARIOTTI was born in Latrobe, PA and grew up in Mesa, AZ. He studied creative writing at the University of Arizona from 1994-1999. Currently he lives with his beautiful wife and their old-lady dog in Southington, CT, where he founded, and writes for, the music blog "Lonesome Noise."
CHRISSY MONTELLI is a student of creative writing and anthropology at SUNY Geneseo. She hails from Mastic, New York, a quaint-yet-quirky Long Island hamlet. She has previously served as a poetry reader for Gandy Dancer, and her work has been published in the online edition of Contraposition Magazine. She hopes to pursue an MFA in poetry after graduation.
FRANCES MULDOON is an artist living and working in Connecticut. She graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BFA in Visual Arts in 2011 and is currently working towards her MFA at Lesley University College of Art and Design in Boston. Her work investigates the many dualities of the human experience using traditional and non-traditional art materials.
KELLY NEAL has been writing poetry since he was fifteen. As an undergraduate at the University of Texas, he took poetry workshops with Albert Goldbarth and Kurt Heinzelman. In graduate school at Middlebury College's Bread Loaf School of English, he participated in a poetry workshop with Carol Oles. He has taught English in the Austin, Texas area for twenty years.
TYLER NOYES holds a BFA in Creative Writing from the University of Maine at Farmington. He spends his time carving runes, doing his Hare Krishnas, and dreaming of a new life in Iceland.
PEREGRINE was born and raised and still lives in the farmlands and rustbelts of Northern Indiana. He has written poetry all his life.